Meat-eating in India: Whose food, whose politics, and whose rights?

  title={Meat-eating in India: Whose food, whose politics, and whose rights?},
  author={C Sathyamala},
  journal={Policy Futures in Education},
  pages={878 - 891}
  • C. Sathyamala
  • Published 2019
  • Political Science
  • Policy Futures in Education
Transitioning towards a plant-based diet is considered both ethical and environmentally friendly from a Western perspective of high per capita consumption of flesh foods. However, in contemporary India, beef-eating has emerged as a political act of subversion in the context of its current ban by the Indian state which is transforming unapologetically into a theocracy under the aegis of Hindu fundamentalist groups. To understand the contemporary discourse on beef-eating, it is important to… Expand
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