The Zoroastrians of Iran moved to India after the coming of Islam.In India the Zoroastrians are known as Parsees. Musicians FreddieMercury and Zubin Mehta come from the Parsee community

Persia had only a tenuous hold on part of today’s Pakistan. At thetime of Alexander’s takeover of that area, Chandragupta had alreadybegun his drive west to take over all of India, so India wasimposing itself on the Persians rather than the reverse. The reallong term cultural influences were the Aryan backgrounds of both -the Indo-Iranian peoples.

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