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“Ora aar Amra”: A Perception of Muslim Culture in the Bengali Middle Class ‘Bhadralok’ Household

By Arpita Saha
Akram Kaku, my uncle’s childhood friend, was my other experience of a different culture. Akram Ali, to us, Akram Kaku frequented our house and I have fond memories of him breaking bread with us. He often treated us with gajarer halwa and shemoier payesh during Eid. My grandmother, an otherwise pious Hindu lady who at times even refused to let onions and garlic cross her kitchen threshold, treated him as one of her own.

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