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TMYS Review - September 2022 is the second project under the annual theme of CULTURAL IDENTITY & IDEOLOGY.

The project launched in collaboration with York Center for Asian Research, York University, explored FOOD & DRINKS focussing on three sub themes:

  1. Religious History of Food Consumption
  2. Culture, Ritual and Home-made Food
  3. Drinks in Culture and the Culture of Drinks


Series Lead: Dr. Sourav Banerjee

Project Lead: Dr. Sarmila Paul

Project Assistants: Dr. Stella Chitralekha Biswas, Deyasini Roy, Snigdha Basu.


Our Sincere Thanks to

YORK Center for Asian Research

York University


Prof. Shobna Nijhawan



Editorial  by Dr. Sarmila Paul

Foreword  by Dr. Sourav Banerjee

      Abstracts and Excerpts




Summer Soil

Poet: Somrita Urni Ganguly


Poet: Vinita Agrawal


Poet: Smeetha Bhoumik




Fish Out of Water

Author: Sarveswari Saikrishna

Sulaimani Chai

Author: Sangeetha Vallat

Wind Beneath Your Wings

Author: Natasha Sharma

Chini Bhai

Author: Karen Dipnarine-Saroop

Note on the Cup

Author: Shivangi Singh




Writing against Hunger: Foods of Deprivation and the Making of the Marginal Subjects

Author: Dr. Samrat Sengupta

The Elixir of Life, Transitioning from the Ingestible Elixir to the Inner Elixir

Author: Dr. Adina Riposan-Taylor

Fasting and Feasting Practices of the Muslims and their Impact on the Market Availability Patterns

Author: Sameena Tabassum

Decoding the Bengali Identity, Gastronomically: An Evolving Culinary Sojourn of Fasts, Feasts, and Festivals

Author: Dr. Parama Basu and Pooja Roy

The Juxtaposed Taste of Ilish and Chingri: A Case Study on the Conflicts between Ghoti and Bangal

Author: Silpi Maitra

Milk - Of Devotion and Desert

Author: Dr. Ranjini Guha




The Consolidated Link for the Panel Discussions: The Archive

Religious History of Food Consumption
Author: Dr. Stella Chitralekha B

Culture, Rituals and Home-made Food

Author: Deyasini Roy

Drinks in Culture and the Culture of Drinks

Author: Snigdha Basu


Esteemed Speakers for Panel Discussions:


Sayan DeyAvishek ParuiRichard SchwartzSameena Tabassum, Ranita Chakraborty Dasgupta, Richard J. BloomerBisma TirmiziPatrick OlivelleSimi MalhotraAqeel IhsanKalyan Kumar DasNishita ChandraSomrita Urni GangulySarmila PaulAnanya Mukherjee, Bhaswati GhoshSaikat DasRanjini RaoBhupesh KumarAtul GokhaleSubhadip MajumderRachana ThapaNayana Afroz, Anubhav SapraRohhaan GawdeShobna NijhawanMini RibeiroSabita RadhakrishnaVernika AwalMita KapurSweta BiswalBhogtohram MawrohPhorum PandyaGautam MehrishiMichael SwamyKiranmayi BhushiRekha SarinMeghaGurmeet SinghSumedha Verma OjhaHarini SrinivasanRishiraj PalJames MchughErica WaldVictoria VanstoneMustapha SheikhSubhadeep Paul, Pranshu SamdarshiSuhas G. kshirsagar, Adina Riposan-Taylor, Mona Verma.




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