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.

Broadcast Details

  • First broadcast 20031001
  • Repeated:
    • 20040529
    • 20040529  (BBC7),
    • 20061102  (BBC7)
    • 20071014  (BBC7)
    • 20071015  (BBC7)
    • 20080914  (BBC7)
    • 20080915  (BBC7)