Politics of meat-eating

Messing with food habits

Print edition : December 26, 2014

A demonstration organised by the Gau Raksha Samiti demanding cow protection, at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi on May 31. Photo: Shanker Chakravarty

Members of various Dalit organisations eating beef as a protest in Bangalore on February 23, 2010, against the Karnataka government's decision to ban cow slaughter. Photo: K. Bhagya Prakash

The Sangh Parivar’s food prescriptions perpetuate an uncomplicated upper-caste notion of Hinduism and alienate Muslims, Christians, Dalits and other large sections of Hindus who have a tradition of non-vegetarian food being part of their diets.
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