Culinary Fictions: Food in South Asian Diasporic Culture

 
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Language: English
Pages: 269 (6 B/W Illustrations)

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For South Asians food regularly plays a role in how issues of race, class, gender, ethnicity, and national identity are imagined as well as how national of belonging are affirmed or resisted. Culinary Fictions Provides food for thought as it considers the metaphors literature, film, and T.V show use to describe Indians abroad. When an immigrant mother in Jhumpa Lahiri's The Namesake combines Rice Krispies, Planters Peanuts, onions, salt, lemon Juice, and Green Chili peppers to create dish similar to one found on Calcutta sidewalks it evokes not only the characters Americanization, but also her nostalgia for India.
Food, Anita Mannur writes, is a central part of the cultural imagination of diasporic population. Culinary fictions maps how it figures in various expressive forms, and illustrates how national identities are consolidated in culinary terms.

About the Author
Anita Mannur is Assistant Professor of English and Asian/Asian American Studies
at Miami University of Ohio.
Introduction

On December 12, 2003, Lalit Mansingh, former Indian ambassador to the United
States, delivered a speech to a crowd of Indian Americans at the annual awards
banquet of the weekly news magazine Indian Abroad. During his Speech, Mansingh
spoke in no uncertain terms about the lofty achievements of the Indian Diaspora,
especially the strand of the Diaspora located in the United States. In Speaking
About the purported resilience of the Indian character, Mansingh suggests the
coconut is an apt metaphor for Indians because "It grow on sandy soil,
requires very little water, and requires virtually no maintenance" (S16).
Here the co-count stands in for all that rings stereotypic about Indian American

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For South Asians, food regularly plays a role in how issues of race, class, gender, ethnicity, and national identity are imagined as well as how notions of belonging are affirmed or resisted. Culinary Fictions provides food for thought as it considers the metaphors literature, film, and TV shows use to describe Indians abroad. When an immigrant mother in Jhumpa Lahiri’s The Namesake combines Rice Krispies, Planters peanuts, onions, salt, lemon juice, and green chili peppers to create a dish similar to one found on Calcutta sidewalks, it evokes not only the character’s Americanization, but also her nostalgia for India.    

Food, Anita Mannur writes, is a central part of the cultural imagination of diasporic populations, and Culinary Fictions maps how it figures in various expressive forms. Mannur examines the cultural production from the Anglo-American reaches of the South Asian diaspora. Using texts from novels—Chitra Divakaruni’s Mistress of Spices and Shani Mootoo’s Cereus Blooms at Night—and cookbooks such as Madhur Jaffrey’s Invitation to Indian Cooking and Padma Lakshmi’s Easy Exotic, she illustrates how national identities are consolidated in culinary terms.

About the Author:

Anita Mannur is Assistant Professor of English and Asian/Asian American Studies at Miami University of Ohio.

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