Subscribe for Newsletters and Discounts
Be the first to receive our thoughtfully written
religious articles and product discounts.
Your interests (Optional)
This will help us make recommendations and send discounts and sale information at times.
By registering, you may receive account related information, our email newsletters and product updates, no more than twice a month. Please read our Privacy Policy for details.
.
By subscribing, you will receive our email newsletters and product updates, no more than twice a month. All emails will be sent by Exotic India using the email address info@exoticindia.com.

Please read our Privacy Policy for details.
|6
Sign In  |  Sign up
Your Cart (0)
Best Deals
Share our website with your friends.
Email this page to a friend
Books > Language and Literature > Sikh > The Hour of the Goddess: Memories of Women, Food and Ritual in Bengal
Subscribe to our newsletter and discounts
The Hour of the Goddess: Memories of Women, Food and Ritual in Bengal
The Hour of the Goddess: Memories of Women, Food and Ritual in Bengal
Description
From the Jacket :

Food and cuisine are not just incidental to Bengal; they are essential to the Bengali's mental and cultural landscape. Like in agricultural communities the world over, food and ritual, food and social custom, food and culture, are deeply imbricated. Women's lives are closely bound up with the production and preparation of food.

This unusual book weaves a warm, evocative tapestry out of memories of food, ritual and women's lives in Bengal. In the skilful hands of the author, who writes of growing up from girlhood to womanhood in her native land, food and ritual become intimate experiences which definitively shape day-to-day life for the women of that culture. As memories of food preparation take shape, recalling associations of taste, smell and texture, a parallel thread of social commentary calls forth sharp observations; for example, how certain foods are 'forbidden' and what Bengali widows cannot eat.

Eminently readable, this volume combines rigorous research into food and cultural history, social critique, and the immediacy and intimacy of memoir.

About the Author

Chitrita Banerji grew up in Calcutta but now lives in Cambridge, Mass. She is the author f Life and Food in Bengal (London, 1991) and Bengali Cooking: Seasons and Festivals (London, 1997), as well as of numerous articles in The Boston Globe, Granta (London), Gastronomica (Berkeley), The Phoenix (Boston), Bosto Magazine, Calyx (Corvallis, Oreg.) and Petits Propos Culinaires (London). She has presented papers and received awards at the prestigious Oxford Food Symposium.

CONTENTS

Acknowledgementsviii
The Hour of the Goddess1
Feeding the Gods8
Patoler Ma20
A Dose of Bitters29
Food and Difference38
Crossing the Borders44
The Bonti of Bengal57
Five Little Seeds66
What Bengali Widows Cannot Eat73
How Bengal Discovered Chhana84
Food, Ritual and Art in Bengal102
References118

The Hour of the Goddess: Memories of Women, Food and Ritual in Bengal

Item Code:
IDE859
Cover:
Hardcover
Edition:
2001
Publisher:
ISBN:
8170461839
Language:
English
Size:
9.7" X 6.3"
Pages:
128 (B & W Illus: 26)
Price:
$31.50   Shipping Free
Add to Wishlist
Send as e-card
Send as free online greeting card
The Hour of the Goddess: Memories of Women, Food and Ritual in Bengal

Verify the characters on the left

From:
Edit     
You will be informed as and when your card is viewed. Please note that your card will be active in the system for 30 days.

Viewed 7083 times since 2nd Oct, 2008
From the Jacket :

Food and cuisine are not just incidental to Bengal; they are essential to the Bengali's mental and cultural landscape. Like in agricultural communities the world over, food and ritual, food and social custom, food and culture, are deeply imbricated. Women's lives are closely bound up with the production and preparation of food.

This unusual book weaves a warm, evocative tapestry out of memories of food, ritual and women's lives in Bengal. In the skilful hands of the author, who writes of growing up from girlhood to womanhood in her native land, food and ritual become intimate experiences which definitively shape day-to-day life for the women of that culture. As memories of food preparation take shape, recalling associations of taste, smell and texture, a parallel thread of social commentary calls forth sharp observations; for example, how certain foods are 'forbidden' and what Bengali widows cannot eat.

Eminently readable, this volume combines rigorous research into food and cultural history, social critique, and the immediacy and intimacy of memoir.

About the Author

Chitrita Banerji grew up in Calcutta but now lives in Cambridge, Mass. She is the author f Life and Food in Bengal (London, 1991) and Bengali Cooking: Seasons and Festivals (London, 1997), as well as of numerous articles in The Boston Globe, Granta (London), Gastronomica (Berkeley), The Phoenix (Boston), Bosto Magazine, Calyx (Corvallis, Oreg.) and Petits Propos Culinaires (London). She has presented papers and received awards at the prestigious Oxford Food Symposium.

CONTENTS

Acknowledgementsviii
The Hour of the Goddess1
Feeding the Gods8
Patoler Ma20
A Dose of Bitters29
Food and Difference38
Crossing the Borders44
The Bonti of Bengal57
Five Little Seeds66
What Bengali Widows Cannot Eat73
How Bengal Discovered Chhana84
Food, Ritual and Art in Bengal102
References118

Post a Comment
 
Post Review
Post a Query
For privacy concerns, please view our Privacy Policy
Based on your browsing history
Loading... Please wait

Items Related to The Hour of the Goddess: Memories of Women, Food and Ritual in Bengal (Language and Literature | Books)

Lila (Set of 6 Volumes)
by Vanamali
Hardcover (Edition: 2006,08,10,16,2017)
Aryan Books International
Item Code: NAK404
$175.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
The Magic Web and Other Stories
Item Code: NAI377
$30.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Chasing The Rainbow (Growing up in an Indian Village)
by Manoj Das
Paperback (Edition: 2013)
Oxford University Press
Item Code: NAL131
$20.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Testimonials
Exotic India has the best selection of Hindu/Buddhist Gods and Goddesses in sculptures and books of anywhere I know.
Michael, USA
Namaste, I received my package today. My compliments for your prompt delivery. The skirts I ordered are absolutely beautiful! Excellent tailoring and the fit is great. I will be ordering from you again. Best Regards.
Eileen
I’ve received the package 2 days ago. The painting is as beautiful as I whished! I’m very interesting in history, art and culture of India and I’m studing his civilization; so I’ve visited Rajasthan, Gujarat, Tamil Nadu and Kerala in theese years. I’m a draftwoman , so I like collect works of extraordinary arts and crafts of villages, that must be protected and helped. In a short time I’ll buy some others folk painting, as Madhubani , Kalamkari and – if it’s possible – Phad. In the meanwhile, I’m very happy to have in my home a work of your great artist. Namaste, Namaskara.
Laura, Italy.
I must compliment you on timely delivery for this order. I was very impressed. Consequently, I have just placed another large order of beads and look forward to receiving these on time as well.
Charis, India
Bonjour, je viens de recevoir ma statue tête de Bouddha en cuivre. elle est magnifique et correspond exactement à la photo. Emballage très épais et protecteur, arrivé intact. Délai de livraison de 8 jours, parfait. Votre service commercial est très réactif et courtois. Je suis donc très satisfait et je tiens à le dire. Merci.
Yves, France
I was thrilled with the Tribal Treasure Box. Your customer service is outstanding. Shopping with you is like being back in India.
Yvonne, USA
I feel so blessed. Thank you for your wonderful service.
Vimala, USA
I appreciate your wonderful service to the yoga community. The Kali Dance of Victory statue and Lord Ganesha Granting Abhaya statue together will go toward a fundraiser for Yoga Life Society's Peace Sanctuary known as Sanctuary of Universal Light.
Vicki, USA
Thankyou Vipin. We LOVE Exotic India!!!! Jay Jay Sita Ram!!! Warm wishes, Jai राम राम राम राम राम राम राम राम राम राम
Jai, USa
Fast and reliable service.
Dharma Rao, Canada
TRUSTe
Language:
Currency:
All rights reserved. Copyright 2018 © Exotic India