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The Hour of the Goddess

Chitrita Banerji combines cultural insight, personal anecdote and mouth-watering recipes. The book takes the reader on a journey that spans her personal growth from girlhood to womanhood. It is at once memoir, food guide, and cultural history.


The Hour of the Goddess

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 “A documentation of the rich, complex, multifaceted world of Bengali cuisine, which is at once sensuous, scientific, artistic, and esoteric.”
The Statesman

“At once a rich and sensuous experience of tastes, colour and fragrances:  an intensely personal memoir, historical documentation and social critique.”
The Hindu


Feeding the Gods

Seagull Books

An abridged edition of The Hour of the Goddess.

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