9781250069733

Following Fish One Man's Journey into the Food and Culture of the Indian Coast

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  • ISBN13:

    9781250069733

  • ISBN10:

    1250069734

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 5/10/2016
  • Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books

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Summary

In India's long and diverse coastline, fish inhabit the heart of many aspects of life: food of course, and also culture, commerce, sports, history, and society. Journeying along the edges of the peninsula, Samanth Subramanian delivers a kaleidoscope of extraordinary stories.

Following Fish conducts rich, journalistic investigations of the use of fish to treat asthmatics in Hyderabad; of the preparation and the process of eating West Bengal's prized hilsa; of the ancient art of building fishing boats in Gujarat; of the fiery cuisine and the singular spirit of Kerala's toddy shops; of the food and the lives of Mumbai's first peoples; of the history of an old Catholic fishing community in Tamil Nadu; and of the hunt for the world's fastest fish near Goa; and of many others.

Pulsating with pleasure, adventure, and discovery, Following Fish reveals a series of unknown Indias in a book as intriguing as the country itself.

Author Biography

SAMANTH SUBRAMANIAN is a New Delhi-based writer and journalist. He has written stories for the New Yorker,Granta, The New York Times, and The Wall Street Journal, and book reviews and cultural criticism for the New Republic, The Guardian, and Book Forum.

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