Towers of Silence

Sounds like the title of a fantasy novel but is actually the place the corpses of members of the Parsi community in Bombay (Mumbai) used to be exposed to the elements and vultures in the Zoroastrian funeral rites (or maybe still are, I’m not sure). I learnt this interesting and new to me fact from the novel Chronicle of a Corpse Bearer by Cyrus Mistry that I read last weekend. A very good read that I highly recommend. My review contains spoilers, so it’s under the cut.

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