Wednesday, April 25, 2012

V is for Vultures

Vultures: Birds of prey that they say had once disappeared from the Towers of Silence in which the Parsees leave the bodies of their dead. They had all flown towards the newly drawn borders, as India was partitioned, where apparently they had become choosy, gorging on select pieces of the human anatomy.

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Have you read anything on the partition of India? Do share.

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Entry for letter V.


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Photo courtesy: BBC

4 comments:

  1. Events can get buried into the darkness of history I think some events during partition of India are lost to time and many people suffered.

    Man's inhumanity to man... Why are humans so creative and so destructive

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    1. And strangely enough destruction can give rise to beautiful creations. Just read the literature on the partition.

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  2. New follower here. I’m enjoying reading my fellow “A to Z”ers. I look forward to visiting again.

    Sylvia
    http://www.writinginwonderland.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thank You so much. I hope you like the posts.

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