Jagua Nakam: a Look into its Properties, and its Revelations on Garo Lifeways

A single item of food at times tells many things about a society. The present paper aims to look at the importance and properties of jagua nakam, an item that is hugely sought-after among Garos, a tribe from north-eastern India and northern Bangladesh. Its importance lies in its gastronomic appreciation and habitual consumption. Narratives point to a similar feature. Interestingly, this single item of food consumption tells us much more about the people and their society.