Land of Milk and Honey: Travels in the History of Indian Food

By: Banerji, Chitrita

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A culture as ancient as Indias, as layered and as plural, inevitably rejoices in a fascinatingly rich history of food, feeding and eating. The most ancient scriptures prescribe and proscribe on the subject, life cycle rituals are intricately bound up with it, and the symbolism of food is part of everyday life.

Land of Milk and Honey tells the stories of Indias food. Rich in detail and discovery, the essays included here range from the rituals of propitiatory meals - from feeding the gods, the priest, the son-in-law or the dead - to the historic symbolism of milk, and from the probable 15th Century Portuguese origins of the traditional sweets of Bengal to the intricate variety of art connected with food and ritual.

Title: Land of Milk and Honey: Travels in the History of Indian Food

Author Name: Banerji, Chitrita

Categories: Other,

Publisher: Seagull Books:

ISBN Number: 1905422342

ISBN Number 13: 9781905422340

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: Z1905422342Z2

Description: 1905422342 Crisp, clean, unread hardcover with light shelfwear to the dust jacket and a publisher's mark to one edge - Nice!