- Aug 2018
There is nothing comical about that assertion. Go check the root words.
Zoroastrians had nothing to do with India except trading with Gujarat in the Sassanid era (224 to 651 AD) till they came to India when they faced persecution in Iran by Muslims in the 8th Century. They were neither Hindu nor Indian. That they once followed the pre-Vedic culture in Central Asia does not make them Hindus. Hinduism is the product of assimilation of Vedic culture and the indigenous Indian religion and philosophy. Of course, Zoroastrians who settled in India are very much Indians.