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The milk lady of Bangalore : an unexpected adventure

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    Voix de: Soneela Nankani
    Publisher:
    Recorded Books, 2018
    Note: This book was purchased with support from the Government of Canada's Social Development Partnerships Program - Disability Component.

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  • Auteur: Narayan, Shoba
    Contributor: Recorded Books, Inc.; Nankani, Soneela
    Edition: Unabridged
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    2018
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    Copyrighted
    2018
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    When Shoba Narayan, a writer and cookbook author who had lived for years in Manhattan, moves back to Bangalore with her family, she befriends the milk lady, from whom she buys fresh milk every day. These two women from very different backgrounds bond over not only cows, considered holy in India, but also family, food, and life. After Narayan agrees to buy her milk lady a new cow (she needs one and Narayan can afford it, so why not?), they set off looking for just the right cow. What was at first a simple economic transaction becomes something much more complicated, though never without a hint of slapstick. When Narayan starts dreaming of cows, a little Ayurvedic medicine is in order. (Cow urine tablets, anyone?) When Narayan offers her surprised neighbors fresh cow's milk, we learn about the place of milk in Indian culture. When Narayan wants a cow to bless her house, the spiritual and historical role that cows play in India is explored. In this charming true story about two women and the animal they share, readers are treated to an insider's of view of India. The Milk Lady of Bangalore is also a window into our universal connection to food and its sources, the intricacies of female friendship, and our relationship to all animals.

    Éditeur original: Prince Frederick, Md., [Prince Frederick, Md.], Recorded Books, [Distributed by] RBdigital
    Langue(s): English
    ISBN: 9781501969423