• The first voloume of the series Avestan Manuscripts in Iran has already appeared: The Liturgical Widewdad manuscript ms. 4161 (Wandidad-e Jahanbaxshi), Girona-Tehran, 2015. More info here
  • The book A. Cantera, Vers une édition de la liturgie longue zoroastrienne. Pensées et travaux préliminaires (Cahiers de Studia iranica , 51) has been published.
  • Bahram Boroumand helds a seminary on Avestan Paleography at the University of Salamanca between July 7 and 10, 2014
  • The Exhition The Everlasting Flame (11th october-14th december 2013, Brunei Gallery, SOAS, London) shows a nice sample of Avestan manuscripts usually hosted in the British Library
  • The text of the Yasna ī Rapihwin ceremony is already available in ADA, vid. complete ceremonies"
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This library has also one of the most important collections of Avestan manuscripts in the world. It was founded in 1916, sponsored by Mr. Damodardas Gordhandas Sukhadwalla. To the collection of K. R. Cama more collections were added, namely those of Mulla Firuz, Maneckji Limji Hateria, Sir Jivanji J. Modi, Sir Dorab Tata, Dastur Dr. Darab Sanjana, Jameshji Unvala and Tehmurasp Anklesaria. The catalogue of this library was published by B. N. Dhabhar (1923), The K. R. Cama Oriental Institute. Catalogue, Bombay. However, many other Avestan manuscripts not mentioned in it have to be added.

According to Dhabhar, these are the Avestan manuscripts of this collection:

The important collection of Avestan manuscripts of the

Mulla Firuz Library

, described by Dhabhar, B. N. (1923), Descriptive Catalogue of Some Manuscripts bearing on Zoroastrianism and pertaining to the Different Collections in the Mulla Feroze Library, Bombay, was incorporated to that of the K. R. Cama Oriental Institute. These are the Avestan manuscripts of the Mulla Firuz Library now in the K. R. Cama Oriental Institute, according to Dhabhars catalogue:

Moreover, there are some Avestan manuscripts not included in these catalogues which, thanks to the Trustees of this library, we have been allowed to collate:

The manuscripts R354 and R361 (1204 A.Y.) also contain Avestan texts, but are under preservation, so we could not collate them.