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The Tahri That Binds: How a Sweet Rice Dish Connects a Woman to Her History

Pooja Makhijani writes about a rice dish that is part of her family's Hindu Sindhi tradition.

 

Consumption of this dish is associated with the holiday Cheti Chand, which takes place on March 29 this year.

 

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"As I got older, I categorically rejected all these trappings of my subculture," she writes. "It was much easier to be a 'mainstream' Indian and to assume more conventional Hindu practices. But now that I'm an adult — and a parent — I'm reclaiming all the quirky bits of my culture and faith."

 

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