Posts tagged traditions
Food, Love, and the Afterlife

Food as an expression of love extends beyond the living through Hindu funeral rituals known as Shraadh. This past Monday was the first day of the 2018 Shraadh period. My family has been having feasts honoring my father and other relatives during this period for several years now. While Shraadh meals range from simple to elaborate, I've always seen them as meals that are meant to be shared with others in remembrance of our loved ones.

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Planting Roots, Preserving Traditions and Creating a New American Dream

The time period I grew up in was one of integration as opposed to assimilation - meaning that my parents and their friends were able to incorporate traditions from their homelands into their new lives in America – they were creating a new American dream.

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