Chronicle of a Corpse Bearer

Chronicle of a Corpse Bearer (English, Hardcover, Mistry Cyrus)

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Chronicle of a Corpse Bearer  (English, Hardcover, Mistry Cyrus)

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    • Language: English
    • Binding: Hardcover
    • Publisher: Aleph Book Company
    • Genre: Fiction
    • ISBN: 9788192328058, 9788192328058
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    Chronicle of a Corpse Bearer, by Cyrus Mistry, is a poignant love story set in pre-independence Bombay. It offers a vibrant portrayal of the enigmatic city in the late colonial age and sheds a new light on the Parsi community and their cultural life.

    Summary of the Book

    Chronicle of a Corpse Bearer is a novel derived from a true story. When the whole community of the corpse bearers is eschewed and isolated from society, Phiroze Elchidana, son of a highly respected Parsi priest, falls in love with Sepideh, daughter of an old corpse bearer. Corpse bearers, pretty much an invisible community in Bombay, are those whose job is to carry dead bodies to the Towers of Silence. This book is an intense tale of tragic love, which also delicately brings out the subtle tinges of the humiliation experienced by the corpse bearers and the ever-rampant existence of untouchability.

    About Cyrus Mistry

    Cyrus Mistry is an Indian playwright and author. This title won him the 2014 DSC Prize for South Asian Literature. He has also written The Radiance of Ashes. He is the brother of Rohinton Mistry, a best-selling Indian writer.

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    5

    Chronicle of a Corpse Bearer

    I have always had a soft spot and special place in my heart for the Parsi "Khandhias" or pall bearers. It is very unfortunate that certain sections of our so-called progressive and educated community still treats them as outcasts and untouchables. Speaking for myself, I have the greatest respect and concern for their mental and physical well-being.
    Cyrus Mistry's book although takes you back in time to the 1940's, nothing really has changed today even after more than seventy years. Kudos to...
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    Hormazdiyaar Vakil

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    Mar, 2014

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    5

    Terrific purchase

    Very nice book.
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    Reema Chhabra

    Certified Buyer, Lucknow

    May, 2018

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    4

    Really Nice

    great work!
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    susmita bhattacharyya

    Certified Buyer, Varanasi

    Sep, 2018

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    5

    delightful

    subaqueous and poignant ..
    this makes for a wonderful read on a rainy day .
    A beautiful story that moves the reader.
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    Tanya

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    Jul, 2015

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    A Gripping read..

    I must say that Cyrus Mistry has done quite a commendable job. This book kept me engrossed till the very end of the rope. I felt like I was delving into the murky depths of the age old Parsi customs and rituals. Zoroastrians to me have always been a noble class. Which led me to believe that there could be no undoing in their social fabric. But this piece of FICTION served as an eye opener for me. Hats off to the author.....
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    Anand singh

    Sep, 2012

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    Hidden Truths About the Parsi Way of Life

    To be honest, I got hold of this book, just because it had a quirky name.

    But a book bought with Zer0 expectations simply overwhelmed me. The characters simply grow on you and hold your senses to the end. I had never heard of the Khandiya's in Parsi's. To the uninitiated the Khandiya's are the corpse bearers of Parsi community and are the Harijan's in the Parsi Community

    The Parsi's to me are the most distinguished of people, but even they have castes and play the caste card. Something new...
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    Srinam Misra

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    Aug, 2012

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    5

    Simply awesome

    a very nice read.
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    kyra

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    5

    Wonderful

    Brilliant, although it is a fictional work but takes the reader into a realm of deep personal agony of human.
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    devesh malviya

    Certified Buyer, Khandwa

    Oct, 2017

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    Just okay

    It's really like it's name.. chronicle but a bit in the heavier side of grammatically.. so if u are that good enough to pay attention and understand over this.. then it's for u
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    Konna Hemant

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    May, 2017

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    The best book you have not read yet

    The praise that this book has got amongst literary critics is well deserved. It's a haunting and moving fable of love loss and ostracisation.
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    Nikhil D Thiyyar

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    Oct, 2014

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