The Rise, Decline And Fall Of The Achaemenid Empire By Farokh E Udwadia


It affords me particular pleasure to present a foreword to the published version of this public lecture, The Rise, Decline and Fall of the Achaemenid Empire, presented on the occasion of our centenary at the K R Cama Oriental Institute (KRCOI), 21 September 2016, Mumbai.
In inviting Dr Farokh Udwadia to present the KRCOI’s centennial address, my trustees and governing body members could not have selected a worthier Indian who has contributed, both substantially and superlatively, to public life.