Vol. 1, Issue 2 (2016)
Food ways in the Kashmir Valley
Author(s): Danish Mehran
Abstract: Like other societies Kashmiri society was not a homogenous society. There were different sections of the society marked off from one another on the basis of their settlements in different eco-types of Kashmir with mutually different resource endowments. There were also differences on the basis of belief system and economic differentiation created by exploitative productive relations. While this heterogeneous character of the society is visible in every sphere of life, it is also markedly demonstrated in the food ways of the people. The foods varied from one eco-type to another eco-type, from one class to another class, from one religious community to another religious community, from one season to another season and from normal times to abnormal times.