PE47
Impact of food habits on cultural pattern

Convenors:
Ajay Kumar Jha (A N Sinha Institute of Social Studies)
Discussant:
Dr Suresh Prasad Singh
Location:
Alan Turing Building G205
Start time:
9 August, 2013 at 9:00
Session slots:
2

Short abstract:

The food as it is available and as it is consumed has a huge impact on the shaping of native culture of a particular region. Elements of cultural construct are directly built on the agricultural produce and the pattern of its consumptions there.

Long abstract:

The food as it is available and as it is consumed in a given geographical area has a huge impact on the shaping of native culture of a particular region. Elements of cultural construct are directly built on the agricultural produce and the pattern of its consumptions there. In fact, the pattern of food habits of the natives determine the cultural nuances in both subtle and more profound ways, One can therefore argue that it eventually ends up constituting the critical mass of a culture. It is not surprising therefore that the locally available food which has been produced there for centuries gets neatly linked up with the cultural mores of the habitants there. Day to day eating's apart, there are various ceremonial occasions in every culture where food gets huge priority The cooking of food items and its style and way of presentation, they all get hooked up with the kind of availability food produce in the area.