The Brothers

Some 35 years ago, four Irani brothers in the restaurant and bakery business fell out and engaged four Parsi solicitors (your columnist, unfortunately being one of them) to litigate against each other. Their grandfather had migrated from Iran to India in the dying years of the 19th century and settled in Poona. Virtually penniless, he started a small bakery to make hard, round brown crusted white bread (brun pao). So hard that an inappropriately angled bite would make one’s gums bleed. Either you broke it and dunked it into a sugary milky concoction masquerading as tea, or liberally "Polson buttered”......

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