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Feeding the City

Work and Food Culture of the Mumbai Dabbawalas

Traduction de Angela Arnone

Every day in Mumbai 6,000 dabbawalas (literally translated as "those who carry boxes") distribute a staggering 200,000 home-cooked lunchboxes to the city's workers and students. Giving employment and status to thousands of largely illiterate villagers from Mumbai's hinterland, this co-operative has been in operation since the late nineteenth century. It provides one of the most efficient delivery networks in the world: only one lunch in six million goes astray.

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  • Éditeur : Open Book Publishers
  • Collection : OBP collection
  • Lieu d’édition : Cambridge
  • Année d’édition : 2013
  • Publication sur OpenEdition Books : 01 juin 2015
  • EAN (Édition imprimée) : 9781909254008
  • EAN électronique : 9782821854123
  • Nombre de pages : xv-217 p.

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