K. T. Achaya's scientific contributions

Citations

... Traditional Indian cuisine was determined by regional and caste factors (33), however, with liberalization and urbanization, global elements are now reflected in the Indian diet. A preference for animal products, temperate zone fruits, processed convenience foods and drinks is seen (34). ...
... What one eats both demarcates one's social boundaries and demonstrates one's spiritual aspirations' (Olivelle 1995: 370). Far from being confined to members of the village community, food is offered to the gods and the divine leftovers distributed as prasad (Breckenridge 1986;Toomey 1994). Food is bestowed on casteless renunciants as alms and presented to ancestors as pinda daan, forging relationships that link this world to others. ...