"When participating in obviously mandated or authorized rituals like religious fasting, how can women demonstrate their unique agency? What role does food piety play in the performance of sectarian identities? What can we learn about how women handle changes in their family ties from their eating habits? This compilation provides several unique viewpoints on these issues. The subjugation of women, the nature of resistance, setting boundaries, and the creation of identity and community are a few of the themes that are covered. The articles employ a creative reconstruction of women's experiences as part of their methodology, especially in cases where the only narratives that are accessible are written by males. The writings concentrate on Sri Lankan Buddhist women, Hindu and Muslim South Asians, and South Asians in the US and UK.
Nita Kumar, Usha Sanyal
Food, Faith and Gender in South Asia
9.30 x 6.30 x 0.80 Inches