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Dalpuri Diaspora Film by Richard Fung

Dalpuri Diaspora is a documentary film that tracks dal puri’s remarkable passage across space and time, linking colonialism, migration and the globalization of tastes. In the 19th Century, dal puri traveled with indentured workers from India’s Gangetic plain to southern Caribbean colonies of Britain and the Netherlands. In the 1960s, the wrapped roti migrated from Trinidad to North America, where it is known as Caribbean or West Indian roti and is popular in cities like New York and Toronto. The documentary features interviews with leading food writers and scholars.

Friday, November 8, 2013; 3-5 pm
Location: AA112
Please RSVP to the convener, Prof. J. Sharma, at

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