Food and Faith: A Pilgrim's Journey through Indiaby Shoba Narayan
India is home to a multitude of faith systems including Hinduism, Islam, Christianity, Sikhism, Jainism, Zoroastrianism, and Buddhism. Yet, the country remains an enigma to most foreigners. Author and columnist Shoba Narayan attempts to peel back India’s layers and explore the nation’s heart and mind. She visits many of India’s iconic places of worship, try to understand their rituals and make sense of religious polarities. In doing so, she answers a pertinent question that confronts any modern seeker of spirituality: what sustains us?
The book is divided into various chapters based on where the author is traveling to. Each of the chapters can be independently read as a short story or an essay. The book talks about religion with a very open mind. The author is sure to connect with most of the readers when she says that she is not a fanatic but does believe in a higher power and is constantly searching for ways to connect with the universe.