Farishta Murzban Dinshaw is an Adjunct Professor with the graduate programs in Immigration and Settlement, and Criminology and Social Justice at X University (formerly Ryerson, now renaming in process), Toronto. She works as a Community Development Worker/Researcher at COSTI Immigrant Services, Toronto, where she raises awareness about gambling, gaming, and excessive technology use, family violence, and mental health issues within ethno-linguistic communities in Southern Ontario. She also co-ordinates Neighbours, Friends and Families (NFF), an Ontario-wide campaign to raise awareness about the signs of woman abuse and promote bystander intervention
Her interest in Zarathushti history and religion began at age fifteen when she started volunteering at the Friday School for Little Zarathushtis, Karachi. She enjoys writing and has an eclectic collection of publications to her name including a young adult novel, “Discovering Ashavan”, about a boy befriended by young Zarathushtra. She is a regular contributor to Zarathushti community journals and is the assistant editor of Fezana Journal, a quarterly publication of the Federation of Zoroastrian Associations of North America. She has also presented about Zarathushti faith and heritage at conferences and interfaith events, including the World’s Religions after September 11 Congress, and the Parliament of World’s Religions.
Website: hukhtapublications.com (under construction)