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The Anger of Aubergines This book was only laying out problems faced by women posed by society Too bad it was short of empowering Some stories timidly asked isn't this not supposed be? I'm afraid that the writer was actually affirming these stereotypes of women's role in society I really hope notWomen need to get away from trying too hard to get euality with men When women strive on getting euality it means that we still see ourselves as being inferior We need to position ourselves as eual which I believe we are and act accordingly No judgment no stereotyping especially among ourselves Un livre effectivement lu il y a plusieurs années ui par ses parfums culinaires de fritures et de préparations raffinées au cœur des foyers indiens laisse le souvenir de tensions familiale cristallisées dans la cuisine la cuisine lieu de soumission et de créativité pour la femme esprit de tendresse ou de rancœur dans ces gestes répétitifs lieu de partage et de conflits à déguster sans modération il n'y aura pas d'indigestion Un recueil de nouvelles pleines de saveurs gourmandes ui décrit sans rien enjoliver sans romantiser la vie uotidienne de familles indiennes Les mariages arrangés par des annonces dans le journal La recherche d'un prêtre pour une cérémonie Les angoisses de couples Les voyages en famille Chaue nouvelle met en avant la nourriture et à la fin de chacune l'autrice nous propose uelues recettes Recueil de nouvelles savoureuses chacune suivie de recettes ui ont ma foi l'air tout autant savoureusesLes nouvelles en tournant d'une manière ou d'une autre autour de la bouffe de la cuisine paraissent assez révélatrice sur la société indienne les relations dans la famille le couple le mariage le rapport à la mort C'est intéressant avec la petite pincée d'humour ui va bien pour pimenter tout ça wasn't a book very easy to find what with it threatening to go out of print But a couple of friends made it possible and man am I gratefulIt was a very favourable review on one of my favourite book sites and my own personal fondness for books that combine fiction with food that made me eager to lay my hands on this The last book I read with a similar theme food and women was The Book Of Rachel by Esther David which I absolutely loved and savoured But while in David's book food is mostly linked to the Jewish ethos and the simplicity of home made cooking here in The Anger of Aubergines very inspired title food while it is inseparably connected with the Indian way of life ritualistic and otherwise – takes a life of its own in the passion it evokes in peopleWhat sex is to man can be food to a woman they are certainly interchangeable of course and beyond the uncontrolable urge she feels towards it from time to time it is also closely linked to her emotions and her sense of well being This is one of the overriding themes in the 12 short stories that Bulbul Sharma so brilliantly pens At least 8 of these stories are sheer gemsThe stories abound in so many wonderful references to food – and there's a whole array here – and some pages go into details of how they are cooked so that in no time you'll be salivating even as you readThe book is an ultimate ode to food – because it sees its role as far potent than it outwardly signifies Between stories it sees food as a source of power and envy a thing of pride a binding force and many such things The passion for food in women comes out even strongly since most of the stories are set in a somewhat patriarchal middle class ethos where decorum and ritualistic demands need to be honouredThe first story Jars of Gold sees food – in this case pickles as so precious that they are protectively guarded in a store room by the family's matriarch Bauji To the young protagonist who has to make do with a very small piece of the pickle during meal times the bigger portions are reserved for the men the glistening pickle jars in the store room are a source of constant amazement “I caught a glimpse of a row of pickle jars glowing tantalizingly in the dim brown paper filtered light There was mango pickle in jaggery a large glass jar of sweet and spicy cauliflower and carrot pickle and next to that sat the pride of Bauji's store room ten little bottles of red chillies filled with spices”Train Fare – while it again reiterates women and their special connection with food – is really a wonder in terms of character sketch Here you have a very nervous Mr Sen undertaking a train journey with his mother wife and daughter to Haridwar He is stunned to see the passion for food the women have and the contented glow that their face takes on once their tummies are full Here food is seen as something wonderfully liberating to a woman a permissible indulgence that them assert her tastes and choicesFood is seen as power a show of wealth and excess in Feasting with A Vengeance where both the bride and groom's side want to outdo the other in servering their guests “If one party served rabri loaded with pistachios the other retaliated with kulfi flavoured saffron”Similarly in Food To Die For the grandmother takes great pains to cook the perfect and most elaborate meal for the pundit who is invited for her husband's shradha bit long so the rest can be read at my blog Un livre à ne pas lire uand on a faim Il donne envie de mettre en pratiue toutes les recettes données C'est agréable à lire l'utilisation du format de la nouvelle pour faire découvrir des traditions culinaires est adaptée Mais ce n'est pas pour autant une lecture ui me maruera Ihan hirmuisen hauska keittokirja ja novellikokoelma Novelleissa korostuvat ruokaan liittyvät pakkomielteet ja vallankäyttö ruoan avullaTunnen roppakaupalla ihmisiä joille ruoka tuntuu olevan elämän ja kuoleman kysymys ja minuakin ruoka kiinnostaa monin tavoin ehkä enemmän kuin on yleisesti hyväksyttyä Kenties siksi nämä naisten suhteesta ruokaan kertovat novellit tuntuvat niin viihdyttäviltä Myös mukaan ujutetut intialaisruokareseptit vaikuttavat erittäin herkullisilta ja kokeilemisen arvoisiltaErityisesti jäi mieleen novelli jossa mies matkustaa junalla vanhan äitinsä vaimonsa ja teini ikäisen tyttärensä kanssa Pursuavat ruokatonkat kaivetaan esiin jo ennen junan lähtöä ja mies häpeää naisseurueensa syöpöttelyä vaikka koko muu junakansa mässäilee yhtä runsaasti Hersyvän hauskasti kuvataan myös miehen huolta siitä mitä kaikkea vahdittaville naisille voi tapahtua vaikka vessajonossa Joku saattaisi vaikka katsoa päin Hän toivoi ja rukoili mielessään etteivät he kävisi yöllä vessassa ui meurt dîne La Colère des aubergines Folie de champignons Festin pour un homme mort uelues titres de ces récits donnent un avant goût de leur saveur Les histoires racontées pleines d'odeurs de cuisine puissamment évocatrices des rapports et des conflits entre les membres d'une maisonnée indienne soulignent bien sûr le rôle déterminant u'y jouent la nourriture et celles ui la préparent Des femmes crouées sur le vif y livrent des instants de bonheur des secrets de famille d'amour d'enfance ui ont parfois la violence du désir ou l'amertume de la jalousie Mais les véritables héroïnes sont ces recettes u'il s'agisse de confectionner un pickle de mangue un gâteau de carottes ou un curry d'aubergines au yaourt le lecteur goûtera du palais et de la langue l'alchimie des aromates indiens Fascinating short stories about Indian women and the significance of food in their lives at levels larger than the culinary The stories are simple and realistic and very relatable The subtle presence of rules of cooking and commensality according to different traditions sometimes oppressive sometimes ridiculous add a touch of poignant humour Food becomes a theater of conflict and a site of rebellion for the women in this book Food as a passion a gift a means of revenge even a source of power these are the themes explored in this collection of stories Women weigh up the loss of a lover or the loss of weight; they consider whether hunger or the thought of higher things are inextricably linked; they feast and die for their insatiable appetites

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