By Parama Roy
Interpreting texts that experience addressed cooking, eating, style, hungers, excesses, and aversions in South Asia and its diaspora because the mid-nineteenth century, Roy relates historic occasions and literary figures to tropes of disgust, abstention, dearth, and urge for food. She analyzes the fears of toxins and deprivation conveyed in British debts of the so-called Mutiny of 1857, complicates understandings of Mohandas ok. Gandhi’s vegetarianism, examines the “famine fictions” of the novelist-actor Mahasweta Devi, and displays at the diasporic cookbooks and display performances of Madhur Jaffrey. This account of richly visceral international modernity furnishes readers with a brand new idiom for realizing historic motion and cultural transformation.
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Alimentary Tracts: Appetites, Aversions, and the Postcolonial (Next Wave: New Directions in Women's Studies) by Parama Roy