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Author Roncaglia, Sara, author.

Title Feeding the city : work and food culture of the Mumbai dabbawalas / Sara Roncaglia.

Publication Info. Cambridge : Open Book Publishers, 2013.

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Description 1 online resource (xv, 214 pages) : illustrations
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 193-208) and index.
Contents Bombay-Mumbai and the Dabbawalas: Origin and Development of a Parallel Economy -- Dabbawala Ethics in Transition -- Nutan Mumbai Tiffin Box Suppliers Charity Trust: The Shaping of Dabbawala Relations -- Conclusions: Tastes and Cultures -- Appendix: Theory and Practice for an Ethnography of Diversities -- Glossary -- Select Bibliography.
Summary "Feeding the City is an ethnographic study of the fascinating inner workings of Mumbai's dabbawalas. Cultural anthropologist Sara Roncaglia explains how they cater to the various dietary requirements of a diverse and increasingly global city, where the preparation and consumption of food is pervaded with religious and cultural significance."--Publisher.
Language English.
Local Note JSTOR Books at JSTOR Open Access
eBooks on EBSCOhost EBSCO eBook Subscription Academic Collection - North America
Subject Food -- Social aspects -- India -- Mumbai.
Precooked foods -- Transportation -- India -- Mumbai.
Mumbai (India) -- Social conditions.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Other Form: 9781909254015 (hbk)
9781909254008 (pbk)
ISBN 9781909254022 (pdf)
9781909254039 (epub)
9781909254046 (mobi)
1909254010 (hbk.)
1909254002 (pbk.)
Standard No. 10.11647/OBP.0031