Parsi grave in Bastar

There lies a forlorn grave in a remote corner of Bastar (south Chhattisgarh) that I know of, at a place called Kutru. It is the last resting place of one Pestonji Nauroji Kharas of Bombay who was reportedly a friend of the Bhanj Deo Maharaja of the then Bastar princely state. He must have been a keen hunter and was granted permission by the Maharaja to hunt the rare Central Indian wild buffalo. Unfortunately, the hunt didn’t go as planned and Pestonji was gored to death by the animal on January 1, 1948. His body not being in a condition to......

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