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For millennia the obvious facts about food and eating have carried with them a particularly heavy cultural weight in India. After being laboriously produced, food can be manipulated and transformed in manifold ways: it may be shared, offered, distributed, or exchanged. Culinary practices are subject to ex…

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Berger, Peter, “Food”, in: Brill’s Encyclopedia of Hinduism Online, Editor-in-Chief Associate Editors Knut A. Jacobsen, Helene Basu, Angelika Malinar, Vasudha Narayanan. Consulted online on 08 June 2023 <>
First published online: 2018

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