Feeding the City: Work and Food Culture of the Mumbai Dabbawalas
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© Sara Roncaglia.

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Sara Roncaglia, Feeding the City: Work and Food Culture of the Mumbai Dabbawalas (Cambridge: Open Book Publishers, 2013).

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ISBN Hardback: 978-1-909254-01-5

ISBN Paperback: 978-1-909254-00-8

ISBN Digital (PDF): 978-1-909254-02-2

ISBN Digital ebook (epub): 978-1-909254-03-9

ISBN Digital ebook (mobi): 978-1-909254-04-6

DOI: 10.11647/OBP.0031

Cover image: Preparation of a meal in Mumbai, May 2007. Photo by Sara Roncaglia.

Translated from the Italian by Angela Arnone.

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