Khabaar: An Immigrant Journey of Food, Memory, and Family

Khabaar: An Immigrant Journey of Food, Memory, and Family

by Madhushree Ghosh
Khabaar: An Immigrant Journey of Food, Memory, and Family

Khabaar: An Immigrant Journey of Food, Memory, and Family

by Madhushree Ghosh

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Overview

Independent Publishers Book Awards (IPPY Awards) gold medalist

Khabaar is a food memoir and personal narrative that braids the global journeys of South Asian food through immigration, migration, and indenture. Focusing on chefs, home cooks, and food stall owners, the book questions what it means to belong and what does belonging in a new place look like in the foods carried over from the old country? These questions are integral to the author’s own immigrant journey to America as a daughter of Indian refugees (from what’s now Bangladesh to India during the 1947 Partition of India); as a woman of color in science; as a woman who left an abusive marriage; and as a woman who keeps her parents’ memory alive through her Bengali food.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781609388232
Publisher: University of Iowa Press
Publication date: 04/04/2022
Series: FoodStory
Pages: 212
Sales rank: 1,105,189
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Madhushree Ghosh works in oncology diagnostics, and is a social justice activist. Her work has been awarded a Notable Mention in Best American Essays in Food Writing and a Pushcart Prize nomination. She lives in San Diego, California.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Peyaara se Pyaar or the Love for Guava
Chapter 2: Maachher Bazaar, Fish for Life
Chapter 3: Feeding the Future Ex-in-Laws or Mr. and Mrs. Mohgan’s Able Assistant
Chapter 4: In Search of Goat Curry
Chapter 5: When Indira Died
Chapter 6: Dessert in Kolkata Summers: Search for Naru
Chapter 7: Orange, Green, and White: An Indian Marriage
Chapter 8: Of Papers, Pekoe, Poetry, and Protests in 2019 India
Chapter 9: Memory and What Makes a Family
Chapter 10: The Rituals of the Great Pause
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