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Publications

Books

Mirror City — A Novel.  Penguin Viking, New Delhi, 399 pp., 2014.

Eating India: An Odyssey into the Food and Culture of the Land of Spices, Bloomsbury, New York, London, 304 pp., 2007.

Land of Milk and Honey: Travels in the History of Indian Food, Seagull Books, 100 pp., London, New York, Calcutta, 2007.

The Hour of the Goddess: Memories of Women, Food, and Ritual in Bengal, Seagull Books, 119 pp., Calcutta, 2001. Paperback edition by Penguin Books, India, 2006.  New edition titled Feeding the Gods, published by Seagull Books, 134 pp., London, 2006.

Bengali Cooking: Seasons & Festivals, Serif, 224 pp., London, 1997.

Life and Food in Bengal, Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 180 pp., London, 1991.

The Adventures of Feluda,  English translation of four Bengali novellas by Satyajit Ray, Penguin Books, New York, London, New Delhi, 1988.

Arjun, English translation of the original Bengali novel by Sunil Gangopadhyay, Penguin Books, New York, London, New Delhi, 1987.

Articles and Short Fiction

“A Sweet Fragrance in Winter,” Gastronomica: The Journal of Food and Culture, Vol. 12, No. 1, University of California Press, 2012.

“Bittersweet in Bengal,” Traveller, London, Summer 2009.

“Bloom of Youth,” Departures, [Special issue, “India Now”], New York, October 2008.

“Poor Calcutta,” op-ed in the New York Times, September 5, 2007.

“A Shared Plate,” Gourmet, New York, November 2005.

“Bengali Food,” Outlook Traveller, New Delhi, August 2005.

“Small Round Things,” Gastronomica: The Journal of Food and Culture, Vol. 5, No. 4.University of California Press, 2005.

“A Cuppa Tea,” Gastronomica: The Journal of Food and Culture, Vol. 4, No. 1, University of California Press, 2004.

“Seeds of Dreams,” Gourmet, New York, August 2003.

“The Propitiatory Meal,” Gastronomica: The Journal of Food and Culture, Vol. 3, No. 1, University of California Press, 2003.

Book Review, Gastronomica: The Journal of Food and Culture, Vol. 2, No. 3, University of California Press, 2002.

“Dining on Faith,” Gourmet, New York, February 2002 (special issue on Food and Family).

“The Bengali Bonti,” Gastronomica: The Journal of Food and Culture, Vol. 1, No. 2, University of California Press, 2001.

“The High Cost of Cheap Food,” The American Prospect, Boston, July 2–16, 2001.

“Of Food, Prejudice and Discovery,” Petits Propos Culinaires, No. 58. London, 1997

“Fried Neem Leaves,” Calyx, Vol. 17, No. 2 (special 21st anniversary issue), Corvallis, Oregon, 1997.

“What Bengali Widows Cannot Eat,” Granta (special issue on Food), No. 52, London, Winter 1995.

“Beacon’s Fire,” Boston Magazine, Boston, May 1992.

“Personally …The Enlightened and the Intolerant,” Phoenix, Boston, November 1984.

Other Publications

Four entries in The Oxford Companion to Sweets, Oxford University Press, New York, 2015.

Three biographical entries about significant figures in Bengali gastronomy, published in Culinary Biographies, ed. Alice Arndt, Yes Press, Houston, TX, 2006.

Entry on “Women and Food Production in South Asia”, in Encyclopedia of Women in Islamic Cultures, Vol. III, ed. Suad Joseph, Brill Academic Publishers, Leiden, The Netherlands, December 2005.

Columns in the Food Section of the Boston Globe, published between October 1999 and March 2001.

Translations

Eating India, French translation titled Le Festin Indien, Hoebeke, Paris, 2011

Eating India, Hungarian translation titled Vegigetem Indiat, Tericum, Budapest, 2009.

“A Shared Plate”, German translation titled “Ein geteilter Teller”, published in the anthology, Koscher & Co., Nicolai Verlag, Berlin, 2009.

Reprints

Gastronomica, Special Issue, February 2013, University of California Press.

The Gastronomica Reader, 2010, ed. Darra Goldstein, University of California Press.

Slate Magazine, July 2007 (extract from Eating India, Chapter 1).

The Best American Travel Writing 2006, ed. Tim Cahill, Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston, New York, 2006.

The Virago Book of Food: The Joy of Eating, ed. Jill Foulston, Virago Press, London, 2006.

The Granta Book of India, Granta Books, London, 2005.

A Matter of Taste, ed. Nilanjana S. Roy, Penguin Books, New York, London, New Delhi, 2005.

A Slice of Life: Contemporary Writers on Food, Ed. Bonnie Marranca, Overlook Press, New York, 2003.

The Wilder Shores of Gastronomy: 20 Years of the Best Food Writing from the Journal “Petits Propos Culinaires,” Ed. Alan Davidson with Helen Saberi, Ten Speed Press, Berkeley, 2002.

Her Fork in the Road: Women Celebrate Food and Travel, Ed. Lisa Bach, Travelers’ Tales, San Francisco, 2001.

Milk: Beyond the Dairy, Proceedings of the 1999 Oxford Symposium on Food and Cookery, Ed. Harlan Walker, Prospect Books, Devon, 2000.

Food in the Arts, Proceedings of the 1998 Oxford Symposium on Food and Cookery, Ed. Harlan Walker, Prospect Books, Devon, 1999.