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By Sara Roncaglia

On a daily basis in Mumbai 5,000 dabbawalas (literally translated as "those who hold boxes") distribute a marvelous 200,000 home-cooked lunchboxes to the city's staff and scholars. Giving employment and standing to millions of principally illiterate villagers from Mumbai's hinterland, this co-operative has been in operation because the overdue 19th century. It presents the most effective supply networks on this planet: just one lunch in six million is going off course. Feeding the town is an ethnographic research of the interesting internal workings of Mumbai's dabbawalas. Cultural anthropologist Sara Roncaglia explains how they cater to many of the nutritional requisites of a various and more and more worldwide urban, the place the instruction and intake of foodstuff is pervaded with spiritual and cultural value. constructing the assumption of "gastrosemantics" - a language with which to debate the wider implications of cooking and consuming - Roncaglia's learn is helping us to reconsider our dating to meals at a neighborhood and worldwide point.

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