Feasts and Fasts: A History of Food in India

Feasts and Fasts: A History of Food in India

by Colleen Taylor Sen


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781780233529
Publisher: Reaktion Books, Limited
Publication date: 02/15/2015
Series: Foods and Nations Series
Pages: 336
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Colleen Taylor Sen lives in Chicago, where she is an independent food historian and writer specializing in Indian cuisine and the author of several books, including Curry: A Global History, also published by Reaktion Books. 

Table of Contents


1. Climate, Crops and Prehistory

2. The Age of Ritual, 1700-1100 BCE

3. The Renunciant Tradition and Vegetarianism, 1000-300 BCE

4. Global India and the New Orthodoxy, 300 BCE-500 CE

5. New Religious Trends and Movements: Feasting and Fasting, 500-1000 CE

6. Food and Indian Doctors, 600 BCE-600 CE

7. The Middle Ages: The Manasolassa, Lokopakara, and Regional Cuisines, 600-1300 CE

8. The Dehli Sultanate: Ni’matnama, Supa Shastra and Ksemakutuhalam, 1300-1550

9. The Mughal Dynasty and its Successors, 1526-1857

10. The Europeans, the Princes and their Legacy, 1500-1947

11. An Overview of Indian Cuisine: The Meal, Cooking Techniques and Regional Variations

12. New Trends in Indian Food, 1947-Present

13. The Food of the Indian Diaspora



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