Celebrate Navroz with Parsis from ZAH.org and the Persian Society of UH.

Learn about the music, culture and lifestyle of Persians in India!  The first Indian talkie film Alam Ara was directed by Ardeshir Irani, the film was released on March 14, 1931. Alam Ara and its music were widely successful including the hit song “De de khuda ke naam per“, which was also the first song of the Indian cinema and it was recorded live with musical accompaniment of a harmonium and a tabla.