Khabaar: An Immigrant Journey of Food, Memory, and Family Audiobook, by Madhushree Ghosh Play Audiobook Sample

Khabaar: An Immigrant Journey of Food, Memory, and Family Audiobook

Khabaar: An Immigrant Journey of Food, Memory, and Family Audiobook, by Madhushree Ghosh Play Audiobook Sample
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Read By: Deepti Gupta Publisher: Blackstone Publishing Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 4.67 hours at 1.5x Speed 3.50 hours at 2.0x Speed Release Date: July 2022 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9798200963690

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Longest Chapter Length:

63:49 minutes

Shortest Chapter Length:

09:36 minutes

Average Chapter Length:

38:26 minutes

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Publisher Description

Khabaar is a food memoir and personal narrative that braids the global journeys of South Asian food through immigration, migration, and indenture. Focusing on chefs, home cooks, and food stall owners, the book questions what it means to belong and what does belonging in a new place look like in the foods carried over from the old country? These questions are integral to the author’s own immigrant journey to America as a daughter of Indian refugees (from what’s now Bangladesh to India during the 1947 Partition of India); as a woman of color in science; as a woman who left an abusive marriage; and as a woman who keeps her parents’ memory alive through her Bengali food.

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“[A] well-turned collection of essays combining cuisine with social and personal politics…Ghosh writes especially well through her memories, from tender to terrifying…Ghosh clearly sees the downsides of food culture—indentured servitude, racism, oversugared and watered-down variations of her favorite dishes—but her mood is also often celebratory…A likable food memoir from a self-aware and culturally astute author.”

— Kirkus Reviews 


  • “[A] new, very powerful, and entrancing work. I highly recommend it. It’s unforgettable.”

    — Luis Alberto Urrea, author of The House of Broken Angels
  • “More than a story, a political history, or a family legacy, as Ghosh takes the food essay into entirely new directions.”

    — Alexander Chee, author, How to Write an Autobiographical Novel
  • “Wildly original. With her scientific sensibility, chef’s palate, and poet’s heart, Madhushree Ghosh has given us a singular and spectacular read.

    — Mira Jacob, author of Good Talk

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About Madhushree Ghosh

Madhushree Ghosh works in oncology diagnostics and is a social justice activist. Her work has been awarded a Notable Mention in Best American Essays in Food Writing and a Pushcart Prize nomination.

About Deepti Gupta

Carlotta Brentan is a voice talent and audiobook narrator.