The Towers Of Silence

The Parsis, members of one of India's oldest faiths, are fighting to keep alive their centuries old death ritual - the feeding of dead bodies to vultures on top of the Towers of Silence in Bombay.

Bombay-born novelist Ardashir Vakil journeys to the Towers to follow this extraordinary ritual, and tells the story of the wider Parsi struggle for survival in today's world.

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The Parsis, members of one of India's oldest faiths, are fighting to keep alive their centuries old death ritual - the feeding of dead bodies to vultures on top of the Towers of Silence in Bombay.

Bombay-born novelist Ardashir Vakil journeys to the Towers to follow this extraordinary ritual, and tells the story of the wider Parsi struggle for survival in today's world.