[Shylashri] Shankar has spent the last three years exploring India’s relationship with food, and how it has shaped the Indian identity. “India is a multitude of little things, and a lot of different groups. No two groups are similar. That was very important for me [when researching]. One had to look at India as a hybrid, rather than an entity,” she says …Her new book, Turmeric Nation: A Passage Through India’s Tastes, attempts to explore the pluralism of our foods, and how our geography, Gods, and even our attitudes influence what we consume.