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India gives ‘rasgulla’ a geographical tag to end bitter rivalry

India has awarded a “geographical indications” tag to rasgulla, the king of Indian sweets, after a years-long battle between two neighboring states over the ownership rights. Luscious rasgulla, or sweet cheese balls dripping with sugar syrup, have long been a favorite dessert across the Indian subcontinent and among the diaspora. But two eastern states, West Bengal and Odisha, have been arguing over the origins of rasgulla, which means a ball of sweet. They consulted historians and produced old documents to support…