Like most food markets in India, Ujjain's central market is a maelstrom of shoppers elbowing their way around hundreds of vendors sitting on tarpaulins with piles of produce. Cows, revered by Hindus, wander with them, though salespeople and shoppers alike push them out of the way if they get too inquisitive. The Patkar family of Ujjain, India, habituated to the tumult, move with the crowd, calmly picking out what they need. Hungry Planet: What the World Eats (p. 171). The Patkar family of Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh, India, is one of the thirty families featured, with a weeks' worth of food, in the book Hungry Planet: What the World Eats.
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