Explain the following quote... Pious men eat what the gods leave over after the offering. Relate this quote to the traditional expected duties of wives in Begali Hindu families.
An example of when food is more than simply subsistence. The most important aspect of food according to this Hindu text is its ceremonial role in appeasing the gods, and only after this has been completed should it be used for subsistence. In traditional families the women are keepers of traditional, and there is a huge amount of food-specific rituals that they must follow including rituals for widows, having men and women eat separately and different quality, and feeding of a son in law on a specific day to show man's status over woman.