Dastarkhwan/دسترخوان

The food is often the heart of South Asian homes. Muslim South Asian kitchens, in particular, are the engines of an entire culture. It’s the time when people sit together like a family forgetting about all their biases and moods. Dastarkhwan is a piece of cloth that binds all of this together and becomes a part of you with every meal. Ramadan is celebrated as the holy month of fasting and charity according to the Islamic calendar, all over the world. I’ve been visiting Jama Masjid for the past few years–It is one of the largest mosque in India, Built by Shah Jahan, lying in the heart of Delhi. People from all over come here with their families and friends and sometimes strangers to break their fast and offer prayer. Sitting here, amongst the crowd, reminds me of home, when i am away from home around this time of the year.