In India, caste system ensures you are what you eat

As a new genre of caste-based cookbooks reveals, India's multitude of culinary customs not only denotes class and region, it also symbolises faith, dictates who you marry and can be used as a barrier to social mobility, writes Amrit Dhillon

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Amrit Dhillon

Amrit Dhillon

Amrit used to work for the BBC in London but decided to return to her country of origin, India, over 15 years ago. Apart from travel articles, she reports on every aspect of Indian society. Rajasthan is her favourite state because of the magnificence of its forts and palaces, the great Thar Desert, exquisite handicrafts, and a colour palette so glorious it can lift the lowest spirits.