The milk lady of Bangalore : an unexpected adventure / Shoba Narayan.

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    • Publication Information:
      First edition.
    • Abstract:
      Summary: "In this true story about two women and the animal they share, readers are treated to an insider's view of India, as well as a window into our universal connection to food and its sources"-- Provided by publisher.
    • Content Notes:
      The cows--and humans--come home -- Bangalore -- Milking the milk story for my neighbors -- Farm to table, udder to butter -- The myths around milk -- Are you happy? -- Embracing humility, humanity ... and guilt -- If you don't like the milk, change your cow -- Land of a million cows -- The scatological remnants of a cow -- Cow manure for the garden -- My milk woman has a proposition -- A cow as a birthday gift? -- Cause ad collateral -- To market, to market, to buy a fat cow -- The cattle fair -- Buying a cow -- A calf -- The cow hotel -- Finding a bride -- Three weddings and a passing.
    • Notes:
      Includes bibliographical references (pages 251-252).
    • ISBN:
      9781616206154
      1616206152
    • Accession Number:
      2017023398
    • Accession Number:
      ocn992120015
      992120015
    • Accession Number:
      fay.568875
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      NARAYAN, S. The milk lady of Bangalore : an unexpected adventure. [s.l.] : Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2018. Disponível em: . Acesso em: 20 nov. 2019.
    • AMA:
      Narayan S. The Milk Lady of Bangalore : An Unexpected Adventure. Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill; 2018. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.568875. Accessed November 20, 2019.
    • APA:
      Narayan, S. (2018). The milk lady of Bangalore : an unexpected adventure. Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.568875
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Narayan, Shoba. 2018. The Milk Lady of Bangalore : An Unexpected Adventure. Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.568875.
    • Harvard:
      Narayan, S. (2018) The milk lady of Bangalore : an unexpected adventure. Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.568875 (Accessed: 20 November 2019).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Narayan, S 2018, The milk lady of Bangalore : an unexpected adventure, Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, viewed 20 November 2019, .
    • MLA:
      Narayan, Shoba. The Milk Lady of Bangalore : An Unexpected Adventure. Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2018. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.568875.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Narayan, Shoba. The Milk Lady of Bangalore : An Unexpected Adventure. Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2018. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.568875.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Narayan S. The milk lady of Bangalore : an unexpected adventure [Internet]. Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill; 2018 [cited 2019 Nov 20]. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.568875

Reviews

Booklist Reviews 2017 December #1

Narayan is an Indian native who immigrated to the U.S. as a young adult, married, and gave birth to two children in New York City. After 20 successful years together, Shoba and her husband decided they missed home. They wanted their children to understand their heritage and know their grandparents. So they moved back to Bangalore. When the family is greeted by a cow in the elevator of their new apartment building, Shoba's fascination with India's cow-fever begins. Before long, Shoba is buying milk directly from the cow, courtesy of the milk lady, Sarala, who sells her wares across the street. When one of Sarala's cows is struck by a truck, Sarala asks Shoba to buy her another one, thus beginning the author's adventures in picking out the perfect cow. Narayan's memoir explores many of the ways that cows are essential to life in India. Filled with the vivid colors, sights, and sounds of a vibrant and ancient culture, Narayan's in-depth treatment of cow mythology is a beautiful ode to her motherland. Copyright 2017 Booklist Reviews.

LJ Reviews 2018 March #1

Writer and cookbook author Narayan grew up in the Indian capital of Chennai and has spent most of her adult life in New York City. As her parents and in-laws grow older, the author and her husband decide to move their family to Bangalore to be closer to them. Settling into her new home, Narayan begins to buy milk from Sarala, the local milk lady, whose small herd grazes in the city. Sarala and Narayan become friends, and as their relationship develops, Narayan's involvement with and interest in the cows increases. While Narayan never loses sight of her own privileged position, even as she navigates the intricacies of caste and class in modern-day India, her stories radiate with compassion. Living in Bangalore, the author's Western sensibilities are met with both delight and inconvenience, and she revels in relating her experiences on the page. VERDICT An absolute joy to read. Through her close encounters with the bovine kind, Narayan shows how Indian traditions are incorporated into contemporary ways of life. (Memoir, 10/20/17)—RD

Copyright 2018 Library Journal.