ISBN 9789350296370,The Tower Of Silence

The Tower Of Silence



Harper Collins Publishers Inc

Publication Year 2013

ISBN 9789350296370

ISBN-10 9350296373


Number of Pages 240 Pages
Language (English)


Historian Gyan Prakash of Princeton University stumbled upon part of the unpublished manuscript of Tower of Silence by Phiroshaw Jamsetjee Chevalier (or Chaiwala, as he called himself) in the British Library. After scouring several Mumbai libraries, he found the missing pages. It is a thrilling tale that begins on a blistering April afternoon in Poona with the click of a camera shutter. An aerial photograph is taken from a small aircraft flying directly over the Tower of Silence. The Zorastrian community is thrown into turmoil and horrified grief at this heinous act. Beram, a suave wealthy man who drives around in a Rolls Royce but is a devout Parsi, decides to exact revenge. Thus begins a sensational cat-and-mouse game between Beram and Sexton Blake, Englands most famous detective. About the Author Gyan Prakash is the Dayton-Stockton professor of history at Princeton University. He is the author of several books, including the acclaimed Mumbai Fables (HarperCollins, 2010).