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Chapati Bodies In Which Weakness, Not Maladjustment, Anchors The Body in Time

 

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Chapatis (or chapattis, or chappatis, or chupattis—there are a variety of spellings) are a sort of flat unleavened wholewheat Indian bread. The term is an anglicization of Hindi capati, a descendant of Sanskrit carpatī, ‘thin cake’, which itself was derived from the adjective carpata, ‘flat’. It first found its way into English in the early nineteenth century.

Quentin Crewe, in his International Pocket Food Book (1980), reports that in India ‘elephants are commonly fed with chapatis the size of a car wheel.’

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