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Healthy Food, Taste, and Identity: Thinking About the Transformation of Ayurveda

The Hong Kong Anthropological Society in association with The Hong Kong Museum of History* Presents Healthy Food, Taste, and Identity: Thinking About the Transformation of Ayurveda in a Globalised India An anthropological talk by Venera Khalikova Friday 22 March at 7:00 p.m. Hong Kong Museum of History Lecture Hall, Ground Floor, 100 Chatham Road, Tsim Sha Tsui All are welcome! (Space, however, is limited to 139 seats) The lecture is conducted in English When falling sick, many Indians consult the doctors of Ayurveda—an ancient South Asian tradition, which promotes health and longevity through medicines, good lifestyle, and diet. Recently, expanding beyond medicine, Ayurveda has become part of a growing food industry that includes everything from honey and spices to biscuits, ketchup, and instant noodles—products that are neither particularly “ayurvedic” nor nutritionally healthy. In this talk, Dr. Khalikova examines the ideologies of Ayurvedic consumption in India to theorize how food gets to be recognized as “healthy”, both in the sense of personal and national health. She then analyzes the category of healthy food in the context of taste and globalization, putting forward the notion of gastro-bilingualism to explain how the appeal of Ayurvedic products arises from their capacity to meet the concerns of Indian consumers over health and cultural identity while also allowing them to indulge in pleasurable globalized consumption. Venera R. Khalikova is a medical anthropologist, who is interested in alternative medicine, food, nationalism, body, and gender, especially in India and the Himalayas. Currently, she is working on a book manuscript that investigates the ideologies of health and cultural belonging in India as shaped by the government policy on traditional medicine and the global market of herbal pharmaceuticals. Dr. Khalikova holds a Ph.D. in Anthropology from the University of Pittsburgh, USA and is an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the Department of Anthropology, the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Following the talk, you are invited to a self-paying dinner with the speaker. For more information, www.cuhk.edu.hk/ant/hkas, www.facebook.com/hkanthro,@HKASTalks * The Museum makes no representations on the content of this lecture.

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Gaylord Indian Restaurant

Hi, friends, Hope you all are doing great. :-) Let's plan a lunch at an Indian restaurant. Food at Indian restaurants in Hong Kong don’t have spices that strong as India, suits Chinese taste buds. We will buy set lunch or go for the buffet. The restaurant is not yet decided, suggestions are welcome. (Lunch is as per individuals choice and needs to be paid individually.) Suggestions are welcome for any changes in above plan/timings ... If interested please RSVP or WhatsApp me at[masked]

Chit chat and Lunch

Bombay Dreams

Hi, friends, Hope you all are doing great. :-) Let's plan a lunch at an Indian restaurant. Food at Indian restaurants in Hong Kong don’t have spices that strong as India, suits Chinese taste buds. We will buy set lunch or go for the buffet. The restaurant is not yet decided, suggestions are welcome. (Lunch is as per individuals choice and needs to be paid individually.) Suggestions are welcome for any changes in above plan/timings ... If interested please RSVP or WhatsApp me at[masked]

Chit chat and Lunch

Bombay Dreams

Hi, friends, Hope you all are doing great. :-) Let's plan a lunch at an Indian restaurant. Food at Indian restaurants in Hong Kong don’t have spices that strong as India, suits Chinese taste buds. We will buy set lunch or go for the buffet. The restaurant is not yet decided, suggestions are welcome. (Lunch is as per individuals choice and needs to be paid individually.) Suggestions are welcome for any changes in above plan/timings ... If interested please RSVP or WhatsApp me at[masked]

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