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What they are saying about Khabaar

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Rishi Reddi in LA Review of Books called KHABAAR, “Equal parts memoir, political commentary, and cookbook, …(KHABAAR) braids food and memory and loss into a single compelling strand.”

Neelanjana Banerjee at The Rumpus says, “Her essays bind together the journey of a diasporic Indian student trying to find themselves in America, the bafflement of loss—of both parents and her marriage—of global politics and corporate maneuvering, while ladling out ideas of nourishment, flavor, and how what we eat shapes who we think we are.”

Lopa Basu in India Currents says, “Food offers a vision of not just one woman’s immigrant journey, or that of her extended family’s—it juxtaposes individual with national trauma.”

Sunday Mid-Day hails KHABAAR as “A new book blends a memoir with the larger narrative on how food from the region has travelled through immigration, migration, and indenture.”

Layla Khoury-Hanold in Hippocampus Magazine notes, “Khabaar is for readers looking for a deeper understanding of how food serves as a platform to explore other topics, such as the immigrant experience, social justice, and self-discovery, for food lovers who relish descriptive prose and armchair travel, and for anyone who devours thoughtful, reflective writing set against a precise style of storytelling.”

NRI Pulse: “Extraordinary culinary memoir is simmered to perfection.”

From University of Iowa Press

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?

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

Non-fiction: Narrative

Pushcart-nominated essayist Madhushree Ghosh’s “Khabaar: An Immigrant Journey of Food, Memory and Family”, expanding on a Longreads essay that received a Notable Mention in The Best American Food Writing 2020, weaving the stories of her refugee Bengali parents, her own move from India to America, and innovative South Asian chefs, and how they used food to recreate their worlds in a new place and maintain connections with their families and cultures. University of Iowa Press, publication date April 4, 2022, by Dana Newman at Dana Newman Literary (world English).

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