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'Towers of Silence'

Vakil, Ardashir (Ardu). 2008. 'Towers of Silence'. [Broadcast]

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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.

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Bombay, Parsis, Vultures, Death

Departments, Centres and Research Units:

English and Comparative Literature > Centre for Caribbean Studies


15 September 2008

Dimensions or Duration:

25 minsDuration

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Date Deposited:

12 Jul 2013 08:25

Last Modified:

26 Jun 2017 11:02


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