Recipes and Songs

An Analysis of Cultural Practices from South Asia

  • Razia Parveen

Part of the Palgrave Studies in Literary Anthropology book series (PSLA)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Razia Parveen
    Pages 1-16
  3. Razia Parveen
    Pages 17-56
  4. Razia Parveen
    Pages 57-87
  5. Razia Parveen
    Pages 155-162
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 163-231

About this book


This book presents a systematic approach to the literary analysis of cultural practices. Based on a postcolonial framework of diaspora, the book utilizes literary theory to investigate cultural phenomena such as food preparation and song. Razia Parveen explores various diverse themes, including the female voice, genealogy, space, time, and diaspora, and applies them to the analysis of community identity. This volume also demonstrates how a literary analysis of oral texts helps to provide insight into women’s lived narratives. For example, Parveen discusses how the notion of the ‘third space’ creates a distinctly feminine spatiality. 


Northern England Food studies Culture identity Punjab Kashmnir Gender Studies

Authors and affiliations

  • Razia Parveen
    • 1
  1. 1.University of HuddersfieldHuddersfieldUnited Kingdom

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