Traditional Parsi death rituals in modern Mumbai
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Link to this New York Times article on how Parsi leaders in Mumbai are building aviaries to re-establish the native vultures which traditionally consumed the corpses of the of the Parsi dead, laid out in specially constructed Towers of Silence, so that the elements of air, earth, fire and water would not be polluted by death. The scheme will also bring the birds back from the brink of extinction.
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