The story of India as told by a humble street snack

From BBC News Magazine by Justin Rowlatt:

“It is an historic artefact – as well as delectable evidence that there is nothing new about the process of globalisation.

Bite into a samosa and the notion that identity is defined by the boundaries of a nation state should shatter like the deep-fried crust.

These days it is considered a quintessentially Indian delicacy, but its history is far more complex and cosmopolitan than that.

Savour the sensation as your teeth sink into the soft, yielding centre. Let the flavours flow into your mouth.

What you are tasting is the story of India itself – the product of the fluid forces of the great migrations and interactions that shaped this country.”



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