do Indians eat with their hand?
If you are
an Indian or of South Asian decent, you
probably have been asked, “why do
you eat with your hands?” by a westerner.
It seems weird and uncultured for many
westerners to see people eat with their
bare hand. Westerners have their fork,
spoon and knife, and East Asian culture
has chopsticks. Therefore, why does an
ancient culture such as India eat with
who ask me that question, I ask them back
“I am always confused what
should I use a fork or chopsticks to eat
a burger and pizza. After some laugh,
I ask them to eat Indian food with hand
and see how much more you enjoy it. Eating
food with hand is also easier than eating
food with any cutlery no matter how used
to it you are. Besides, eating with hand
forces people to wash their hand before
and after eating, which many other cultures
do not do.
several reasons why an ancient culture
such as India would never develops a set
of eating cutlery. For instance, this
may be due to a lack of resources or lack
of need or lack of idea. Whatever, we
all occasionally or daily eat something
with hand and it is fun eating with hand.