Pushpesh Pant

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Pushpesh Pant
Born 1947 (age 68–69)
Occupation academic, food critic, food historian
Known for India: The Cookbook (2011)

Pushpesh Pant (born 1947) is a noted Indian academic, food critic and historian.[1] He retired as a Professor of International relations from the Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi.[2] He is one of India's leading experts on International Relations as well as Indian cuisine, and as a columnist has written for a number of major publications like Forbes,[3] Open,[4] Outlook,[5] Times of India[6] and The Tribune [7]

His book, India: The Cookbook (2011) was named by The New York Times as one of the best cookbooks of the year.[8]

He was also featured in an interview in The Australian.[9]

The Government of India awarded him the civilian honour of the Padma Shri in 2016.[10]


Professor Pant has published widely on travel and tourism, with over a dozen books to his credit.[11]

  • India: The Cookbook[12]
  • Gourmet Journeys in India[13]
  • Classic Cooking Of Punjab, with Jiggs Kalra. Allied Publishers, 2004, ISBN 81-7764-566-8.
  • International Relations in 21st Century


  1. ^ FP Staff .he will awarded by padam shri. "Textbooks and cartoons: ‘Thorat committee reiterates what govt wants’". Firstpost. Retrieved 2012-08-03. 
  2. ^ "Prof. Pushpesh K Pant". Jnu.ac.in. Retrieved 2012-08-03. 
  3. ^ "Forbes India Magazine - The Science and Sensuality of Taste". Forbesindia.com. Retrieved 2012-08-03. 
  4. ^ "A Paean to the Paan". OPEN Magazine. Retrieved 2012-08-03. 
  5. ^ "The State Highway To Aoshi | Pushpesh Pant". Outlookindia.com. Retrieved 2012-08-03. 
  6. ^ "Delhi-cious - The Times of India". Timesofindia.indiatimes.com. 2011-12-10. Retrieved 2012-08-03. 
  7. ^ "The Sunday Tribune - Spectrum". Tribuneindia.com. Retrieved 2012-08-03. 
  8. ^ "The Year’s Best Cookbooks". The New York Times. December 7, 2010. 
  9. ^ "Food guru serves up the spice of life". The Australian. February 5, 2011. 
  10. ^ "Padma Awards 2016". Press Information Bureau, Government of India. 2016. Retrieved February 2, 2016. 
  11. ^ "Prof. Pushpesh K Pant". Jnu.ac.in. Retrieved 2012-08-03. 
  12. ^ "Food news: Truffle-hunting weekends, posh chocolates, and more...". Telegraph. Retrieved 2012-08-03. 
  13. ^ "Culinary travels - Books". livemint.com. 2011-11-30. Retrieved 2012-08-03. 

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