Feeding the City: Work and Food Culture of the Mumbai Dabbawalas

By
Roncaglia, S. (Sara)
(2014-04)

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Feeding the City is an ethnographic study of the fascinating inner workings of Mumbai's dabbawalas. Cultural anthropologist Sara Roncaglia explains how they cater to the various dietary requirements of a diverse and increasingly global city, where the preparation and consumption of food is pervaded with religious and cultural significance. Developing the idea of "gastrosemantics" – a language with which to discuss the broader implications of cooking and eating – Roncaglia's study helps us to rethink our relationship to food at a local and global level.

Published by:

Open Book Publishers

DOER Persistent Identifier: http://doer.col.org/handle//123456789/4943