ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846
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Parsi Food, Identity, and Globalisation in 21st Century Mumbai

Circuits of Authenticity

Mumbai has the highest density of Parsis, who established some of the city's earliest restaurants and catering businesses. Parsi food has a prominent place in the cultural landscape of the city, and travel guides and reviews insist "authentic" Parsi cuisine is a part of the "Bombay experience." In a time of declining numbers and cultural changes brought about by globalisation, today's Parsi cuisine enables the construction and imagination of a Parsi identity where authenticity is redefi ned over time through circuits of different culinary endeavours.



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