Rakhshanda Jalil is a translator, writer and literary historian. Her book on the lesser-known monuments of Delhi, Invisible City, continues to be a bestseller. Her recent works include Liking Progress, Loving Change: A Literary History of the Progressive Writers Movement in Urdu, A Rebel and her Cause, translations of The Sea Lies Ahead, Ghaddar and Kaifi Azmi’s poetry, An Uncivil Woman, The Great War: Indian Writings on the First World War, Preeto & Other Stories: The Male Gaze in Urdu and Jallianwala Bagh: Literary Responses in Prose & Poetry. Her latest book is But You Don’t Look Like a Muslim, a collection of 40 essays on religion, culture, literature and identity. She has been awarded the Kaifi Azmi Award for her contribution to Urdu and the First Jawad Memorial Prize for Urdu-Hindi Translation.
Food, Memory and Culture
Asma Khan in conversation with Rakhshanda Jalil
Food is an intangible trigger of feelings and emotions. Celebrity chef and restaurateur Asma Khan alongside writer and translator Rakhshanda Jalil speak movingly of the bonds of food and memory, friendship and community, across cultures and continents, and in the special places they call home.