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characters Following Fish Travels Around The Indian Coast

characters Following Fish Travels Around The Indian Coast 107 ë In a coastline as long and diverse as India's fish inhabit the heart of many worlds—food of course but also culture commerce sport history and society Journeying along the edge of the peninsula Samanth Subramanian reports upon a kaleidoscope of extraordinary storieNd diverse influences absorbed by India's coastal cities the wthdrawing of traditional fishermen from their craft the corresponding growth of fishing as pure and voluminous commerce and the degradation of waters and beaches from over fishingPulsating with pleasure adventure and discovery and tempered by nostalgia and loss Following Fish speaks as elouently to the armchair traveller as to lovers of the sea and its lore. Meh This was misrepresented to me as being about fish It's primarily a coast of India travel book full of untranslated foreign terminology tidbits about politics taking place half a world away and descriptions of various kinds of fish curry primarily rated according to how badly they scorch the author's palate I could never tell what this guy's goal was as he travelled and whether he ever found what he was looking for

Following Fish Travels Around The Indian CoastNd diverse influences absorbed by India's coastal cities the wthdrawing of traditional fishermen from their craft the corresponding growth of fishing as pure and voluminous commerce and the degradation of waters and beaches from over fishingPulsating with pleasure adventure and discovery and tempered by nostalgia and loss Following Fish speaks as elouently to the armchair traveller as to lovers of the sea and its lore. Meh This was misrepresented to me as being about fish It's primarily a coast of India travel book full of untranslated foreign terminology tidbits about politics taking place half a world away and descriptions of various kinds of fish curry primarily rated according to how badly they scorch the author's palate I could never tell what this guy's goal was as he travelled and whether he ever found what he was looking for

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Following Fish Travels Around The Indian Coast Û In a coastline as long and diverse as India's fish inhabit the heart of many worlds food of course but also culture commerce sport history and society Journeying along the edge of the peninsula Samanth Subramanian reports upon a kaleidoscope of extraordinary storiesIn nine essays Following Fish conducts rich journalistic investigations among others of the famed fish treatment for asthmatics in Hyderabad; of the prepar. Samanth Subramaniam’s first book a travelogue of India’s coastline and its favourite fish is an absolute delight The writing is consistently brilliant; Subramaniam’s friendly monologue is funny knowledgeable and throws at you little nuggets of savoury information all the time I came to Following Fish after reading the author’s second book an oral history of the Sri Lankan Civil War the critically acclaimed This Divided Island and you can see here shades of the mastery that he achieved there

The best chapters are the ones on Manapadu Goa and Kerala old colonial settlements infused with influences from several foreign cultures and yet with a strong native tradition Subramaniam writes with empathy yet with detachment enough to drily observe the contradictions of Bombay’s anti immigrant rants for instance This is the narrative voice that he perfected for This Divided Island; it is immediately recognisable

It’s slightly cruel though that a book this enjoyable and well written ends so soon But then perhaps that was the idea a light hearted little romp through our coastline that is a pleasure to read review ´ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Ó Samanth Subramanian

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Samanth Subramanian Ó 7 download Ation and the process of eating West Bengal's prized hilsa; of the ancient art of building fishing boats in Gujarat; of the fiery cuisine and the singular spirit of Kerala's toddy shops; of the food and the lives of Mumbai's first peoples; of the history of an old Catholic fishing community in Tamil Nadu; of the hunt for the world's fastest fish near GoaThroughout his travels Subramanian observes the cosmopolitanism a. I'm a fan of narrative journalism and Samanth Subramanian's Following Fish is an excellent example of such long form writing as he weaves a beautiful eidetic narrative about the Neithal hinterlands As much as this book is about the karimeen and the hilsa it's also very much about communities cultures histories tales recipes social commentaries fishing boats travel and people I had picked up the book expecting it to be a travelogue through some of coastal India There is however a larger theme to the book as Samanth explores each place he visits and speaks to us from research experience and the voices of the localsI loved Samanth's vividly descriptive writing that ensures your vicarious presence as you taste the hilsa in a roadside shack in Kolkata's Diamond Harbour feel the alive fish wriggle down your throat as you hope for your asthmatic cure speak about the challenges to belief and tradition with the last surviving jati thalaivan of the Paravas of Manapadu with some fish podi and Portugese culture thrown in embark on an odyssey through southern Kerala's toddy shops in search of that perfectly pungent karimeen stroll lazily dreaming about rawa fry and Mangalorean meen curry set out on an Enid Blyton approved fishing trip 'in search of the fastest fish in the ocean' in the place that shall not be named Xanadu reminisce wistfully about a romantic sepia tinted pre tourist Goa of after school fishing take a walk down history with the mill workers of Bombay and spend some days in the fishing boat building towns of Mangrol and Veraval in lower Gujarat One of those delightfully perfect Sunday afternoon reads