By Parama Roy
Interpreting texts that experience addressed cooking, eating, flavor, hungers, excesses, and aversions in South Asia and its diaspora because the mid-nineteenth century, Roy relates ancient occasions and literary figures to tropes of disgust, abstention, dearth, and urge for food. She analyzes the fears of pollutants and deprivation conveyed in British bills of the so-called Mutiny of 1857, complicates understandings of Mohandas okay. Gandhi’s vegetarianism, examines the “famine fictions” of the novelist-actor Mahasweta Devi, and displays at the diasporic cookbooks and monitor performances of Madhur Jaffrey. This account of richly visceral worldwide modernity furnishes readers with a brand new idiom for realizing historic motion and cultural transformation.
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