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)

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Item Code: NAI120
Author: Chitrita Banerji
Publisher: Penguin Books India Pvt. Ltd.
Language: English
Edition: 2006
ISBN: 9780144001422
Pages: 154 (10 B/W Illustrations)
Cover: Paperback
Other Details: 8.0 inch x 5.0 inch
Weight 150 gm

About the Author

 

Chitrita Banerji grew up in Calcutta, received her master’s degree from Harvard University, and now lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts. She spent many years as a journalist, editor and translator. Her other books include Bengali Cooking: Seasons and Festivals and Life and Food in Bengal.

 

Her articles, columns and short fiction have appeared in Granta, Gourmet, Gastronomica, Boston Globe, American Prospect, Calyx, Petits Propos Culinaires, Phoenix, and Boston Magazine, and she has received awards for her papers at the Oxford Symposium of Food and Cookery.

 

Contents

 

THE HOUR OF THE GODDESS

1

FEEDING THE GODS

11

PATOLER MA

27

A DOSE OF BITTERS

35

FOOD AND DIFFERENCE

47

CROSSING THE BORDERS

59

THE BONTI OF BENGAL

75

FIVE LITTLE SEEDS

85

WHAT BENGALI WIDOWS CANNOT EAT

95

HOW BENGAL DISCOVERED CHHANA

105

FOOD, RITUAL AND ART IN BENGAL

125

REFERENCES

143

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

145

 

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