Monday, 1 September 2008
In India, rice is often called 'Prana' - the breath of life. In Japan, rice is a metaphor for the self. All over Asia, wherever rice is a food staple, such comparisons can be found, for rice is much more than a source of calories in Asian culture - it is also the basis of both biological and cultural diversity. Rice represents many things for the people of Asia, from culture, history, landscape, religious and social ideas.