WRITING RECIPES  

2017 - ongoing  

Exploring the politics of the written word, cookbooks, and access to ample food resources in the context of Dalit communities in India, this is a series of booklets, and eventually an anthology, tracing Dalit writers' memories of food in text. Picking extracts that discuss food (or lack of it) in Dalit autobiographies, these words are converted into second-person accounts, deconstructed and broken down to resemble something between recipe instructions and poetry.  

The above booklets are currently:

Do You Tire of the Same Meal Every Day? (based on Sujatha Gidla’s ‘Ants Among Elephants’)

Have You Lost All Taste? (based on Urmila Pawar’s ‘Aaydan; The Weave of My Life’)

What Is The Price Of Your Sweat? (based on Omprakash Valmiki’s ‘Joothan’)

Is The Touch Upon The Tongue Wonderful? (based on Bama’s ‘Karukku’)

Is Hunger Gnawing At Your Belly? (based on Laxman Gaikwad’s ‘Uchalya: The Branded’)

Below are some recipes: