Publisher: Penguin Random House India
Rights: World rights available (excluding Indian subcontinent)
A unique book exploring the intersection of food and faith across India.
The rice beer bellies of a Christian village in Meghalaya; the practice of feeding departed Zoroastrian souls; a Kolkata-based Jewish community that is in decline; the Tibetan monks who first serve Preta, the hungry ghost; and fifty-six-course feasts of the Jagannath temple – these are the stories in Bhagwaan ke Pakwaan (or, food of the gods), a cookbook-cum-travelogue that explores the connection between food and faith through the communities of India. There are legends and lore, angsty perspectives, tangential anecdotes, a couple of life lessons and a whole lot of food.