Author:Anita Mannur


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Culinary Fictions: Food in South Asian Diasporic Culture

By: Anita Mannur

Price: $19.25

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers Pvt. Ltd.: 2013

Edition: First Indian Edition

Seller ID: 037522

ISBN: 812151245X

Condition: New

For South Asians, food regularly plays a role in how issues of race, class, gender, ethnicity, and national identity are imagined as well as how motions of belonging are affirmed or resisted. Culinary Fictions provides food for thought as it considers the metaphors literature, film, and TV shows use to describe Indians abroad. When an immigrant mother in Jhumpa Lahiri's The Namesake combines Rice Krispies, Planters peanuts, onions, salt, lemon juice, and green chili peppers to create a dish similar to one found on Calcutta sidewalks, it evokes not only the character's Americanization, but also... View more info