Welcome to the K.R. Cama Oriental Institute

The K R Cama Oriental Institute was established in 1916 through funds collected from the citizens of Bombay to perpetuate the memory of Mr. Kharshedji Rustomji Cama, the renowned oriental scholar, linguist, social reformer and educationist who passed away in 1909.

Being an amalgamation of several private collections, the library of the Institute is considered to be one of the finest
of its type in the world and
is among the most comprehensive source of information on Zoroastrianism and Iranian studies.

This treasure house of ancient Avesta, Pahlavi and Persian literature along with books on oriental studies, consists of about 26,000 books, 2000 unique manuscripts on a variety of subjects and nearly 2,000 bound volumes of various scholastic journals. Read More...


Calendar of Programs

Future Programs
Date
Speaker
Title
Dr Richard Payne Zoroastrianism And Empire In Late Antiquity (Part 2)
Dr Richard Payne Zoroastrianism And Empire In Late Antiquity (Part 1)
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Past Programs
Date
Speaker
Title
Dr. Zareer Masani Warren Hastings versus Thomas Macaulay: Two Contrasting Approaches To Empire​
Dr. Vesta Sarkhosh Curtis The Parthian Contribution to Sasanian Iconography: Trade and Artistic Exchange
Vesta Sarkhosh Curtis Zoroastrian Iconography On Coins Of Ancient Persis (Fars) (3rd Century BCE – 3rd Century CE)
Dr. Vesta Sarkhosh Curtis Kingship And Religion In Ancient Iran
Dr Orit Shamir Exhibiting The Caesarea Gold Coin Treasure - Druze Holy Shrines, Israeli Museums, and (International) Museums Abroad
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Featured Publications
Kutch & its Receptivity to the World by Dr Mariam Dossal (84 pages, 2014)
Price:$20.00
Altamont Road and Other True Stories by Dr Sheryar Ookerjee (107 pages, 2014)
Price:$20.00