MITHILA ME­HTA

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The seem­ingly in­no­cent love story Like Wa­ter for Cho­co­late by Laura Esquival, has been writ­ten as a recipe book, one for each month of the year. It cen­tres on the on­set of Mex­i­can fem­i­nism – the fe­male char­ac­ters ef­fort­lessly de­stroy pop­u­lar stereo­types. Mul­ti­ple lay­ers of sym­bol­ism add depth to the nar­ra­tive. El­e­ments of mag­i­cal re­al­ism add a fairy­tale­like aura to the story. The book gives an in­ter­est­ing per­spec­tive of the life and times of Mex­ico.

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