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About Prajna Desai

Prajna Desai is a graduate of Yale University. She works as a writer and curator in Mumbai. Her book entitled ‘The Indecisive Chicken: Stories and recipes from eight Dharavi cooks’ (2015) uses the lens of everyday cooking to study aesthetics and women’s labour. She has previously published across Frieze, Art in America, Aperture,,, Caravan-Vantage,, Biblio, and Open magazine.

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A cooking project in Asia’s biggest informal settlement brings into focus the millions of workers denied a share in the world’s seventh-largest economy.

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