FEEDING CROWS by MEHER PESTONJI

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Feeding Crows is play about the clash
when modern life meets old traditional belief and custom in modern day Mumbai,
India. A yuppie Parsi Zoroastrian couple, Farhad and Zenobia, more interested
in their careers and ‘getting ahead’ in life, have an old, superstitious
housemaid, Savitri. There is a battle of cultures and of wills. Meher has
beautifully crafted this humorous play which brings to life a clash of modern
city living versus traditional belief and superstition. Discover who is feeding
the crows…. and why?
Feeding
Crows won the South Asia segment of the BBC/British Council International Radio
Play Writing Competition in 2009.
  
MEHER PESTONJI
Author – Freelance Journalist – Playwright – as a freelance journalist Meher
Pestonji participated in the activist movements of her times – the campaign to
change rape laws, the campaign for slum-dwellers housing rights, the struggle
to create a better understanding of street-kids and their special needs.
The post-Babri Masjid communal riots of
the 90s affected her deeply and fuelled her resolve to fight all shades of
communalism and parochialism, including those she encountered in her tiny Parsi
community.
Disillusioned with the marker-oriented
journalism that became fashionable in the years after the Indian economy
embraced economic liberalization, she switched to creative writing. Her first
book, a collection of short stories ‘Mixed Marriage and other Parsi Stories’
was published in 1999, followed by Pervez, a Novel in 2003, and Sadak Chhaap in
2005.
Her first play, Piano for Sale, had a
successful run in Bombay, Delhi and Jaipur in 2006- 2007. Her second play,
Feeding Crows, won the South Asia segment of the BBC/British Council
International Radio Play Writing Competition in 2009.
She has recently completed a novel
Ulrike and Neville.

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