-Michele Anna Jordan, from the Foreword to Cooking Along the Ganges Reviews for the Ganges Restaurant: …Hindu vegetarians ascribe important healing properties to certain foods… Too complex for me, I ignored therapeutics at the Ganges ...
Author: Malvi Doshi
Cooking Along the Ganges gathers hundreds of recipes that featured on the menu of the renowned Ganges Restaurant in San Francisco. Including a combination of both authentic North Western (Gujarati) and other, regional-Indian recipes, the book offers a unique panorama of the extremely diverse, Indian tradition of vegetarian cooking. For both the novice cook and the expert chef, Cooking Along the Ganges will serve as a detailed guide that will both demystify the intricacies of Indian cookery and illuminate the health-conscious, flavorful recipes for which the Ganges Restaurant is famous. “All Indian food is not hot; rather it is the variety of spices, and how and when they are added that makes Indian food distinctive.” -Malvi Doshi …Malvi, with her generosity of spirit, is as wonderful a teacher as she is a cook. She presents her recipes in clear, accessible language that allows both the novice and the accomplished cook to achieve authentic flavors again and again. -Michele Anna Jordan, from the Foreword to Cooking Along the Ganges Reviews for the Ganges Restaurant: …Hindu vegetarians ascribe important healing properties to certain foods… Too complex for me, I ignored therapeutics at the Ganges and concentrated on the pure pleasure of eating. Malvi Doshi, it turned out, is a genius. -Sharon Silva, San Francisco Focus Magazine I’d been enjoying Indian food for more than 30 years, but in this unheralded restaurant on a dark, cold street I tasted dishes I’d only read about. -Jim Wood, on the Ganges Restaurant, San Francisco Examiner Image Magazine. Cover illustration c2002 Arun Kamat Cover design by Rodwin Pabello (www.rodwin.com)
Gunadhar ' s wife busied herself in the kitchen while the men ate and a tenyear -
old girl fetched extra rice and potato to us . I was told that she came from a poor
family in the village to help with cooking , cleaning and with the baby in return for
Author: Dennison Berwick
Publisher: Dennison Berwick
Category: Ganges River Region (India and Bangladesh)
She was simultaneously on the phone with one of her friends and was cooking .
He could see her through the kitchen window . Anesh set fire to the powder with a
match . It suddenly caught fire and neatly burned a circle of skin on his left palm ...
Author: Salman Akhtar
Publisher: Other Press, LLC
Winner of the 2006 Gradiva Award A collection of new and previously-published essays that sheds light on the intersections between psychoanalysis and Indic Studies. While Indian academics and clinicians have been familiar with psychoanalysis for many decades, they have kept this Western model of the mind separate from the spiritual and philosophical traditions of their own country. Freud Along the Ganges bridges this important lacuna in psychoanalytic and Indic studies by creating a new theoretical field where human motives are approached not only psychoanalytically but also from the perspective of the teachings of Buddha, Tagore, Ghandi, and Salman Rushdie. The authors of this collection show how the insights of these Indian masters give a new force to the Freudian discovery by providing a basis to better understand the social and psychological Indian makeup. The book begins by questioning the applicability of the psychoanalytic method to non-Western cultures. It then traces the history of the psychoanalytic movement in India from its onset while it emphasizes the intricate overlap between Indian existential and mystical traditions and psychoanalysis. Freud Along the Ganges offers a unique study of the ways that Indian thought and psychoanalysis illuminate and enrich each other.
Another orthodox custom I followed was that of eating only one meal a day and cooking it myself. No one ... We went back to his room together, and he told me to
fetch a waterpot and go with him to the spacious bathingghat on the Ganges.
Author: Swami Akhandananda
Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
Swami Akhandananda, whose reminiscences are recorded herein, was one of the sixteen direct Sannyasin disciples of Sri Ramakrishna. Gangadhar Ghatak, as he was known in his pre-monastic life, was born in 1864. He happened to meet the Great Master in 1883 at the young age of nineteen and had the benefit of his holy company for more than three years till the Master’s demise in 1886. The story of his intimate contact with the Master and his spiritual development through that, are told in his own inimitable manner in the first chapter of this book. In the Master’s company, a transformation soon came over his views on religion. His deeply religious nature had till then expressed itself in his strict adherence to the rigorous rules of asceticism prescribed by Hindu orthodox. He bathed several times a day, ate only self-cooked food once, studied the Gita and other scriptures, and practised meditation.
In the cool of the evening large numbers of well appointed equipages , both
native and European , drive along the ... is situated on a plain on the right bank of
the River Ganges ( navigable for country boats northward as far as Sukhâtâl ,
People from across India keep a little Ganges water in their homes to use as a
religious offering or to add to their household cooking. It is said that one drop of Ganges water in a breeze that lands on your cheek hundreds of miles away is ...
Author: Alexander Stille
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Category: Social Science
An engrossing look at the cultural consequences of technological change and globalization Space radar, infrared photography, carbon dating, DNA analysis, microfilm, digital data bases-we have better technology than ever for studying and preserving the past. And yet the by-products of technology threaten to destroy--in one or two generations--monuments, works of art, and ways of life that have survived thousands of years of hardship and war. This paradox is central to our age. We use the Internet to access and assess infinite amounts of information--but understand less and less of its historical context. Globalization may eventually benefit countries around the world; it will also, almost certainly, lead to the disappearance of hundreds of regional dialects, languages, and whole societies. In The Future of the Past, Alexander Stille takes us on a tour of the past as it exists today and weighs its prospects for tomorrow, from China to Somalia to Washington, D.C. Through incisive portraits of their protagonists, he describes high-tech struggles to save the Great Sphinx and the Ganges; efforts to preserve Latin within the Vatican; the digital glut inside the National Archives, which may have lost more information in the information age than ever before; an oral culture threatened by a "new" technology: writing itself. Wherever it takes him, Stille explores not just the past, but our ideas about the past, how they are changing--and how they will have to change if our past is to have a future.
Ganges and Jumna ; and if the traveller intend or be structed on the most healthy
and picturesque obliged to avail ... by a longer at each than two days , unless
detained small boat ( paushway ) , in which all the cooking through sickness .
The food and spice shops along 74th Street and nearby 37th Avenue testify that
the centrality of food and cooking in Indian culture has been carried over into
immigrant lives . They also offer insight into the important link between food and ...
Author: Johanna Lessinger
Publisher: Pearson College Division
Category: Social Science
This text is part of The New Immigrants Series edited by Nancy Foner. This groundbreaking new series fills the gap in knowledge relating to today's immigrants, how these groups are attempting to redefine their cultures while here, and their contribution to a new and changing America.
The Ganges and Brahmaputra rivers flow through Bengal, making the land very
fertile. This provides Bengal ... My interest in culinary art goes back to my school
years when I used to try recipes from women's magazines. After marriage, when I
Author: Sikha Saha
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Globalization has brought the world closer and has enhanced interest in regional and ethnic cuisines in today’s world. One such ethnic cuisine is that of Bengal. Bengal has an interesting history, a rich heritage and culture and a renowned culinary tradition. Bengalese exalts good food. Cooking fresh vegetables and fish curries and entertaining guests with utmost warmth and care is an important aspect of Bengali culture. Bengali cuisine is well renowned for a wide variety of sweet water fish dishes cooked in mustard oil and dessert made with milk, coconut and nuts. Bengali delicacies like: Hilsa (Shad) fish steamed inside a layer of rice, Shrimps marinated in mustard sauce and steamed inside a banana leaf or baked inside a green coconut and Rohu (Carp or Buffalo) fish simmered in a yogurt-raisin sauce, small crepes with a sweet coconut filling, cheese balls simmered in sugar syrup are unique and heavenly. “Taste of Bengal” is a compilation of one hundred such Bengali mouth watering recipes with easy to follow step by step directions with adequate pictorial illustrations. The recipes are divided into categories like: appetizers, grains, legumes, vegetables, fish and shrimps, meat, poultry and egg, chutneys and desserts. It includes a glossary of ingredients, a subject index and an alphabetical index for easy reference. Enjoy!!
... like bread , its the life threatening slumming of chat on the dough prepared with
picturesque ghats along the Ganges . ... One recreates the magic of a legendary
recipe – wrong when the Kitchen brigade charges . of jiggs's lasting laments is ...
Author: Jiggs Kalra
Publisher: Allied Publishers
Category: Cookery, Indic
Contains biographical information about the author's journey as a cooking expert.
This is a traveler's tale, a story about the strange chemistry that develops from unexpected intimacies on foreign ground.
Author: Peggy Payne
The exotic and suspenseful New York Times Notable Book that tells the story of an eccentric guest-house keeper in Varanasi, India, and the passions evoked by her sacred city along the Ganges The Lonely Planet recommends the Saraswati Guest House, and meeting Madame Natraja, "a one-woman blend of East and West," as well worth a side trip. Over the course of a weekend, several guests turn up, shocked to encounter a three-hundred-some-pound, surly white woman in a sari. Then a series of Hindu-Muslim murders leads to a citywide curfew, and they unwittingly become her captives. So begins a period of days blending into nights as Natraja and her Indian cook become entangled in a web of religious violence, and their guests fall under the spell of this ancient kingdom--at once enthralled and repelled by the begging children, the public funeral pyres, the holy men bathing in the Ganges at dawn. This is a traveler's tale, a story about the strange chemistry that develops from unexpected intimacies on foreign ground. And Peggy Payne's extraordinary talent vividly conjures up the smells of the perfume market, the rhythms of holy men chanting at dawn, the claustrophobic feel of this ancient city's tiny lanes, and the magic of the setting sun over the holy Ganges. For anyone who has harbored a secret desire to go to India and be transformed, Sister India, called "mesmerizing" by Gail Harris and "a modern version of E. M. Forster's classic A Passage to India" by Dan Wakefield, takes you on this journey without ever leaving home.
This time the plan was to drive three jet boats from the Bay of Bengal up the river Ganges to as close to its source in the ... have been the same without a few
Sherpas, so I asked my sirdar Mingma Tsering along and Pemma came as cook.
Author: Edmund Hillary
Publisher: Random House
Category: Biography & Autobiography
The first man to set foot on the summit of Everest, the man who led a team of tractors to the South Pole, the man who jetboated up the Ganges from the ocean to the sky has, for the first time, gathered all the remarkable adventures of a long life into one volume. But there is more to Edmund Hillary than this. He is also the man who repaid his debt of fame to the Himalayas by inaugurating a programme of building schools, clinics, airstrips and bridges in Nepal. With his still active support, these have gone from strength to strength in the 50 years since he himself mastered the Hillary Step and led his companion Tenzing Norgay up Everest's final summit ridge. View from the Summit is a thoughtful and honest reappraisal of a life spent pushing human ability to its limits and relishing the challenges thrown down by the elements. It is also the story of a man whom the world has taken to its heart.
on with Chatterji, who even played some rare recordings of Tibetan music and
chants being pressed on the outskirts of Calcutta by the Gramophone record
plant in Dum Dum. ... The burning ghats along the Ganges that Theos filmed with
enthusiasm were for Viola nothing more than a place ... Picnicking and camping,
with their support staff of coolies cooking, washing, and setting up and breaking down ...
Author: Paul G. Hackett
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Category: Biography & Autobiography
The life and adventures of an American explorer and iconic figure in the 20th century religious counterculture movement. In 1937, Theos Casimir Bernard, the self-proclaimed “White Lama,” became the third American in history to reach Lhasa, the capital city of Tibet. During his stay, he amassed the largest collection of Tibetan texts, art, and artifacts in the Western hemisphere at that time. He also documented, in both still photography and 16mm film, the age-old civilization of Tibet on the eve of its destruction by Chinese Communists. Based on thousands of primary sources and rare archival materials, this is the real story behind the purported adventures of Bernard and his role in the growth of America's religious counterculture. Over the course of his brief life, Bernard met, associated, and corresponded with the major social, political, and cultural leaders of his day, from the Regent and high politicians of Tibet to saints, scholars, and diplomats of British India, from Charles Lindbergh and Franklin Delano Roosevelt to Gandhi and Nehru. Although hailed as a brilliant pioneer by the media, Bernard also had his flaws. He was an entrepreneur propelled by grandiose schemes, a handsome man who shamelessly used his looks to bounce from rich wife to rich wife in support of his activities, and a master manipulator who concocted his own interpretation of Eastern wisdom to suit his ends. Bernard had a bright future before him but disappeared in India during the communal violence of the 1947 Partition, never to be seen again. “Well-written…A readable intellectual account of the life of an ambitious Tibetological pioneer.”—Asian Ethnology
of eight feet long , and two in breadth ; the materials made on the authority of
captain Cook , who says that the people ufe of ... Its fize consequently depends
kingdom along the Ganges , and is possibly the place meant upon that of the tree
And the musical world was amazed at this wealth of art treasure , which ,
appearing in vaThus , “ in the course of the nineteenth ... THAT marvelous and
mighty river of They not only drink it , but they put it in India , the Ganges , sacred
to the Hin- casks and ship it long distances . ... It is refuse to use the water for
drinking and dox Hindu say that the Ganges flows from out cooking purposes ,
but in India it is ...
And the musical world was amazed at this wealth of art treasure , which ,
appearing in vaThus , " in the course of the ... THAT marvelous and mighty river of
They not only drink it , but they put it in India , the Ganges , sacred to the Hin-
casks ... It is with the utmost disgust that they hear an orthorefuse to use the water
for drinking and dox Hindu say that the Ganges Aows from out cooking purposes
, but in ...
THAT marvelous and mighty river of They not only drink it , but they put it in India ,
the Ganges , sacred to the Hin ... for drinking and dox Hindu say that the Ganges
flows from out cooking purposes , but in India it is different . the Lotus Feet of ...
Indeed , competition for term solution for sharing the Ganges ' dry - season water
is particularly keen in the north ... the most inspirational natural beauty for cooking ( rice can ' t be eaten without cooking ) , on the planet . but also provide
He was of those who all the year long tread the bank of the Ganges , from her
source in the mountains to her mouth among the ... In cooking , in the light , and in song , each finds an ignorant joy , and in the same way these pilgrims have a
Author: Great Britain. Parliament. House of CommonsPublish On: 1821
She used to occupy herself with cooking , grinding and spinning , & c . both in my
house and in that of her father - in - law . I can say how she ... She , in objection ,
urged that the spot ( where she burned ) was on the banks of the Ganges ...
Author: Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons