Food as an Expression of Culture
As a Medium of Communication
As a Political Act


   Even if it is a trivial fact, food concerns everybody and it is a matter of daily life. To ingest an aliment is not only to consume it, to destroy it, it is also to let it penetrate in oneself and let it become a part of oneself. So investigating food is a privileged way to look at and try to understand the transformations that take place in a society, above all when this society is India.


Communication  dans le colloque Culture, Communication and Power organisÚ par le CSH (Centre de Sciences Humaines) et par le C.C.R.S.S. (Center for Cooperative Research in Social Sciences) Ó New Delhi(avril 1997).