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Writing Recipes Rajyashri Goody

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Exploring the politics of the written word, cookbooks, and access to ample food resources in the context of Dalit communities in India, this is a series of booklets, and eventually an anthology, tracing Dalit writers' memories of food in text. Picking extracts that discuss food (or lack of it) in Dalit autobiographies, these words are converted into second-person accounts, deconstructed and broken down to resemble something between recipe instructions and poetry.   

The above booklets are currently:

Do You Tire of the Same Meal Every Day?
(based on Sujatha Gidla’s ‘Ants Among Elephants’)

Have You Lost All Taste?
(based on Urmila Pawar’s ‘Aaydan; The Weave of My Life’)

What Is The Price Of Your Sweat?
(based on Omprakash Valmiki’s ‘Joothan’)

Is The Touch Upon The Tongue Wonderful?
(based on Bama’s ‘Karukku’)

Is Hunger Gnawing At Your Belly? (based on Laxman Gaikwad’s ‘Uchalya: The Branded’)

Rajyashri lives and works in Pune. She holds a BA in Sociology from Fergusson College, Pune (2011), and an MA in Visual Anthropology from the University of Manchester (2013). Goody’s solo show Eat With Great Delight, was at the Clark House Initiative, Mumbai in 2018. Her group exhibitions include Revelations: Reclaiming South Asian Narratives, Harvard University, Cambridge, 2018 and World Next Door, Khoj International, New Delhi, December 2017. Goody has been awarded fellowships and residencies by the ISCP, New York, 2018; Khoj International, New Delhi, 2017 and Harvard University South Asia Institute, Cambridge in 2018.

Handbound by the artist.

2017 - ongoing