Yuhan Sohrab-Dinshaw Vevaina | Publications

Books

Co-editor with Michael Stausberg, The Wiley Blackwell Companion to Zoroastrianism (Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell, 2015). ISBN-13: 978-1444331356

Zoroastrian Hermeneutics in Late Antiquity: The Sūdgar Nask of Dēnkard Book 9. Text, Translation, and Commentary, Iranica Series, ed. Maria Macuch (Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz, in preparation, 2016).

Articles

“Resurrecting the Resurrection: Eschatology and Exegesis in Late Antique Zoroastrianism,” Bulletin of the Asia Institute 19 (2005 [2009]): 215-223.

“Relentless Allusion: Intertextuality and the Reading of Zoroastrian Interpretive Literature,” in The Talmud in Its Iranian Context, eds. Carol Bakhos and M. Rahim Shayegan, Texts and Studies in Ancient Judaism 135 (Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2010), 208-234.

 “‘Enumerating the Dēn’: Textual Taxonomies, Cosmological Deixis, and Numerological Speculations in Zoroastrianism,” History of Religions 50:2 (Nov. 2010): 111-143.

“Hubris and Himmelfahrt: The Narrative Logic of Kay Us’ Ascent to Heaven in Pahlavi Literature,” in Ancient and Middle Iranian Studies. Proceedings of the 6th Conference of Iranian Studies, held in Vienna, 18-22 September 2007, eds. Maria Macuch, Dieter Weber and Desmond Durkin-Meisterernst, Iranica 19 (Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz, 2010), 231-243.

“Miscegenation, ‘Mixture,’ and ‘Mixed Iron’: The Hermeneutics, Historiography, and Cultural Poesis of the ‘Four Ages’ in Zoroastrianism,” in Revelation, Literature, and Community in Late Antiquity, eds. Philippa Townsend and Moulie Vidas, Texts and Studies in Ancient Judaism 146 (Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2011), 237-269.

“Scripture Versus Contemporary (Interpretive) Needs: Towards a Mapping of the Hermeneutic Contours of Zoroastrianism,” in Shoshannat Yaakov: Jewish and Iranian Studies in Honor of Yaakov Elman, eds. Shai Secunda and Steven Fine, The Brill Reference Library of Judaism 35 (Leiden: Brill, 2012), 465-485.

“‘The Ground Well Trodden But the Shah Not Found…’: Orality and Textuality in the ‘Book of Kings’ and the Zoroastrian Mythoepic Tradition,” in Orality and Textuality in the Iranian World: Patterns of Interaction across the Centuries, ed. Julia Rubanovich, Jerusalem Studies in Religion and Culture (Leiden: E.J. Brill, 2015), 169-190.

“Theologies and Hermeneutics,” in The Wiley Blackwell Companion to Zoroastrianism, eds. Michael Stausberg and Yuhan Sohrab-Dinshaw Vevaina (Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell, 2015), 211-234.

with Michael Stausberg, “Introduction: Scholarship on Zoroastrianism,” in The Wiley Blackwell Companion to Zoroastrianism, eds. Michael Stausberg and Yuhan Sohrab-Dinshaw Vevaina (Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell, 2015), 1-18.

“No One Stands Nowhere: Knowledge, Power, and Positionality across the Insider-Outsider Divide in the Study of Zoroastrianism,” in Looking Back: Zoroastrian identity formation through recourse to the past, eds. Almut Hintze, Sarah Stewart, and Alan Williams (London: I.B. Tauris), in press.

Encyclopedia Entries

“Sūdgar nask and Warštmānsr nask,” in Encyclopædia Iranica, ed. Ehsan Yarshater.  http://www.iranicaonline.org/articles/sudgar-nask-and-warstmansr-nask

“Avesta,” and “Zurvan” in The Encyclopedia of Ancient History, eds. R. Bagnall et al (Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell, 2013), 996-997 and 7187-7188.

“Ahriman,” “Amahraspandan,” “Anahid,” “Climes, Persian,” “Demons in Middle Iranian Religions,” “Education and Schools, Zoroastrian,” “Herbed,” “Mihr,” “Mowbed,” “Ohrmazd,” “Sosyans,” and “Zurvan and Zurvanism,” in The Oxford Dictionary of Late Antiquity, eds. O. Nicholson and M. Humphries (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013), in press.

“Ahura Mazda,” “Amesha Spentas,” “Avesta,” in Routledge Dictionary of Ancient Mediterranean Religions, eds. L. Fried, J. Wright Knust, E. Orlin, and M. Satlow (London: Routledge, 2015), in press.

Co-author with Michael Stausberg, “Zoroastrianism,” in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Religion, ed. John Barton (Oxford: Oxford University Press), in preparation.

Review Articles

Rev. of Jenny Rose: The Image of Zoroaster: The Persian Mage Through European Eyes (New York, 2000), in Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society, Third Series, vol. 13/1 (2003): 118-122.

Rev. of John R. Hinnells: The Zoroastrian Diaspora: Religion and Migration (Oxford, 2005), in Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society, Third Series, vol. 17/3 (2007): 344-349.

Contributed to Prods Oktor Skjærvø’s Rev. of Bruce Lincoln: Religion, Empire, and Torture: The Case of Achaemenian Persia, with a Post-Script on Abu Ghraib (Chicago, 2007) in The American Historical Review 113 (June 2008): 946-947.

Rev. of John R. Hinnells and Alan Williams (eds.): Parsis in India and the Diaspora (London, 2007), in Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society, Third Series, vol. 20/1 (2010), 100-106.

Rev. of Satnam K. Mendoza Forrest: Witches, Whores, and Sorcerers: The Concept of Evil in Early Iran (University of Texas Press, 2011) in Journal of the American Oriental Society 134.2 (2014), 64-66.