Tag Archives: India

‘The Sheepfold & the Common’ – & Other Colonial Ventures

In 1861 Timothy East published a book with the above title, from which I excerpt the following picture and accompanying text.  Think about the meanings lying behind the benevolent Christian actions that he describes – .a holiday evening replete with … Continue reading

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Collecting Data without a Theory – Colonizers in India

Last weekend I came across the following in an introduction to a Nineteenth Century ‘Ethnographic Survey’ of India.  The fact that the author’s selection and organization of ‘the facts’ in itself constitutes an act of ‘theorizing ‘ is not recognized; his ‘social … Continue reading

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Mulukhiyyah in Housaland and Morocco and a North African Recipe

A re-posting – because this entry is getting daily hits of 10-20; perhaps for Paula’s recipe, below.  But no one has yet proffered a comment to the question in the blog.. The North African Merchant Shabeeni describes the following vegetable that existed … Continue reading

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