Chronicle of a Corpse Bearer

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Chronicle of a Corpse Bearer

Chronicle of a Corpse Bearer

By: Cyrus Mistry

audio performed by: Kanchan Bhattacharyya
genre: Fiction - Fiction
publication date:01/01/2019
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At the very edge of its many interlocking worlds, the city of Bombay conceals a near invisible community of Parsi corpse bearers, whose job it is to carry bodies of the deceased to the Towers of Silence. They are segregated and shunned from society, often wretchedly poor, and theirs is a lot that nobody would willingly espouse. Yet that's exactly what Phiroze Elchidana, son of a revered Parsi priest, does when he falls in love with Sepideh, the daughter of an aging corpse bearer....

Derived from a true story, Cyrus Mistry's extraordinary new novel is a moving account of tragic love that, at the same time, brings to vivid and unforgettable life the degradation experienced by those who inhabit the unforgiving margins of history.