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Rumi Spice direct sources the highest quality spices from rural farmers and women in Afghanistan to help provide reliable wages and economic stability. The company is on a mission to create connections to the vibrant culture of the Middle East, its delicious food, and its people – showing the story of the Afghan people, so others can know the vibrancy of the region and people, not just war and strife. Rumi Spice’s mission is to create those connections and with them, peace. It is the largest private employer of women in Afghanistan. As of 2023, Rumi Spice supports 10,000 livelihoods in Afghanistan and hopes to be supporting 100,000 livelihoods within the next 5 years. Shop HERE and 10 percent of your purchase will be donated to Together Women Rise.

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India: UNESCO World Heritage Sites

From Amazon: The cultural sites in India are a rich repository of the country’s long history, bearing witness to the creativity and influence of multiple communities, crafts, and religions. The sites covered in this volume are located across India. They include ancient rock art, Buddhist caves and Hindu temples, Sultanate and Mughal forts, medieval Hindu and Islamic cities, Portuguese churches, Victorian and Art Deco architecture, twentieth-century industrial heritage sites, and national parks of exceptional natural beauty.

Patterns of India: A Journey Through Colors, Textiles, and the Vibrancy of Rajasthan

From Amazon: Patterns of India is a visual experience that offers intimate insights into the diverse and richly hued Western Indian culture. Color is the thread that binds the vast country together, defining every aspect of life from religion and politics to food and dress.


Introduction to Indian Cooking

There are nine episodes of this instructional cooking show. It is available through Amazon with a free one-week trial of Tastemade.

The Everyday Gourmet: India – Heart of the Spice World

Journey to India, which produces 50 percent of the spices consumed around the globe, and learn how to work with cumin, coriander, paprika, masalas, and other unique tastes from this cuisine of spice. Recipes include basmati rice with cardamom and cloves, chile tamarind shrimp, and a sweet chai tea.


Sarod Traditional Music From India by Aditya Verma 

Available on audio CD and streaming

Legacy: 16th-18th Century Music from India

Available on audio CD and streaming