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Oscillating between Village and Globe: Articulating Food in Sri Lankan Activism

Food Activism : Agency, Democracy and Economy

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Book chapter

...Food constitutes human life as a whole and each of its biological, social, cultural, economic, political, and psychological aspects. See the diversity of food-related issues in Counihan and Van Esterik 2008. Hence, food...

Buddhist women and food-gifting to monks

Food, Faith and Gender in South Asia : The lilaCultural Politics of Women’s Food Practices

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

Book chapter

...Buddhist women’s roles have traditionally been restricted to those of wives and mothers, and their religious aspirations have mostly been framed within that context. Rita Gross (1993) described the functions associated with these roles...

Sri Lanka

Food Cultures of the World Encyclopedia Volume 3 : Asia and Oceania

© ABC-Clio Inc, 2011

Encyclopedia entry

...Overview Known as Ceylon until 1972, Sri Lanka (“resplendent isle”) is a teardrop-shaped island located in the Indian Ocean approximately 30 miles south of India. Sri Lanka is considered part of the Indian...