FOOD & DRINKS
Under Cultural Identity & Ideology - II
TMYS Review September 2022.
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THE DIGITAL CONVERSATIONS
(I) RELIGIOUS HISTORY OF FOOD CONSUMPTION
1. Religious Practices/Beliefs and their Influence on Food Consumption Behaviour - part I & Part II.
A socio-cultural perspective on religiosity and food choices.
Delegate Speakers: Sayan Dey Abhishek Parui Richard Schwartz
2. Fasting and Feasting Practices across Various Religious Faiths
Fasting, feasting and their impact on market availability patterns.
Delegate Speakers: Sameena Tabassum Ranita Chakraborty Dasgupta Richard J. Bloomer
3. Dietary Laws within Religious Groups and Practices of Abstinence.
Religious compulsions, food taboos and health considerations in food preferences of local cultures.
Delegate Speakers: Bisma Tirmizi Patrick Olivelle
4. Food Sharing Practices among Religious Congregations
Social identity formation through sharing of meals.
Delegate Speakers: Simi Malhotra Aqeel Ihsan Kalyan Kumar Das
5. Gendered Subjectivities Governing Nutrition Patterns
Religious faith and gender politics subsumed in the diets of women during marriage, pregnancy, breast-feeding, infancy, widowhood, etc.
Delegate Speakers: Nishita Chandra Somrita Urni Ganguly Sarmila Paul
6. Preparation of Religious Offerings and Embedded Biases
Who is cooking? Prejudices based on the public-private divide.
Delegate Speakers: Ananya Mukherjee Bhaswati Ghosh Saikat Das
(II). CULTURE, RITUAL AND HOME-MADE FOOD
1. Homecooking the Self from Hunger to Hope: a Survivalist Intervention
The sociodemographic and psychological variables.
Delegate Speakers: Ranjini Rao Bhupesh Kumar Atul Gokhale
2. Cooking up a Storm and the Pandemic
How homecooking has emerged as a sustainable business, creating identities during the pandemic.
Delegate Speakers: Subhadip Majumder Rachana Thapa Nayana Afroz
3. Nutri-lizing the Homecooking Sphere: Food Redefined from the Western Lens
A qualitative study of nutrition-education and behaviour: global outlook on India's ritualistic delicacies.
Delegate Speakers: Anubhav Sapra Rohhaan Gawde Shobna Nijhawan
4. Death, Dirge, and Delicacies: Forbidden Food post Death
The food of mourning and the restrictions on consumption.
Delegate Speakers: Mini Ribeiro Sabita Radhakrishna Vernika Awal
5. Preserving the Indigenous: Tribal Food Rituals
The customs, the ingredients and the resources of tribal food; also the lack of them.
Delegate Speakers: Mita Kapur Sweta Biswal Bhogtohram Mawroh Phorum Pandya
6. Intercultural Adaption and Adoption of Food Rituals
Celebrations, cultural exchange, intercommunity marriages etc. resulting in mixed recipes and globally popular ritualistic innovations.
Delegate Speakers: Gautam Mehrishi Michael Swamy Kiranmayi Bhushi
(III.) DRINKS IN CULTURE AND THE CULTURE OF DRINKS
1. Traditional Ayurvedic Drinks and Ancient Wisdom
Globalization of turmeric latte, kadha for immunity and suchlike for holistic health, dry-fruit drinks of Ramadan.
Delegate Speakers: Rekha Sarin Megha Gurmeet Singh
2. Tradition of Alcohol Consumption
From Vedic period, Maurya to post-Gupta period and the Mughal Period, Tantric rituals and Dark Arts.
Delegate Speakers: Sumedha Verma Ojha Harini Srinivasan Rishiraj Pal
3. Cultural differences in Drinks across Religion, Caste and Communities
Wine for Christians. Bhang during Holi. Locally produced Tribal Drinks. Disparity in popular and religious narratives like Shiva’s endorsement of Intoxicants.
Delegate Speakers: James Mchugh Erica Wald
4. Prohibition on or Taboo of Alcohol Consumption across Cultures and Religions
Sura and Soma in Hindu Texts. The prohibition in Islam. The social & gender bias regarding alcohol consumption.
Delegate Speakers: Victoria Vanstone Mustapha Sheikh
5. Rituals and Utensils Associated with Non Alcoholic Drinks And the Faith Around Them
The significance of Tibetan skull cups, Shiva's kamandalu, kalasha, silver and brass utensils considered auspicious.
Delegate Speakers: Subhadeep Paul Pranshu Samdarshi
6. The Elixir of Life Across History and Cultures
Variations of the concept of the elixir: Ambrosia, Ichor, Nectar, Amrit, Soma, Haoma, Ojas, Tejas – from mythical alchemic potion to herbs, natural medicines. The drinks that were generically called “the drink of the Gods”.
Delegate Speakers: Suhas G. kshirsagar Adina Riposan-Taylor Mona Verma