In-depth studies by the Bombay Natural History Society, the U. Fish and Wildlife Services and the United States-based Peregrine Fund have shown that their deaths were not due to any assignable causes like DDT or bird flu.In Mumbai, the towers that were once outside the city limits are now in the midst of a teeming metropolis."I would opt to be consigned to the Tower of Silence - which has solar panels that work efficiently - provided my husband and children are permitted to participate in my last rites," she said."Otherwise, I would prefer to be cremated in the cold, clinical crematorium," she said.
"As a community we are too few to have a Fire Temple or a Tower of Silence.In dakhma, after decomposition, only bones are interred.