Whose Samosa is it Anyway?
By Sonal Ved
2023 • India Penguin
Accompany Sonal Ved on a journey of taste through the various timelines across the Indian subcontinent.
We go from the banks of the Indus in 1900 bc to the great kingdoms of the north many centuries later; from the time of the Mauryans to when the Mughal Sultanate reigned supreme. Meet the European merchants desperate to trade in Indian treasures, be it the deep-blue indigo or the pricey pepper.
On this trip discover answers to such questions as:
- What are the origins of chutney or of the fruit punch, and how are they connected to India?
- Who taught us how to make ladi pav and kebabs, and how did the Burmese khow suey land up on the wedding menus of Marwaris?
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