Social scientist, Maxwell School of Public Affairs, Syracuse University, New York
Anoop Sadanandan is a social scientist specializing in political economy and comparative politics.
He is currently an assistant professor in the Maxwell School of Public Affairs, Syracuse University, New York.
Meat-eating in India carries a stigma, one which is strong enough for people to rebuff marriage alliances, landlords to refuse tenants, hotels to reject guests, and – depending on the meat one eats –mobs to lynch. An old moral view that plant-sourced foods are pure and foster peace, whereas meat is dark and fuels depravity, gives the stigma its teeth. Here are four reasons to defy this stigma and its morality, and to unabashedly endorse non-vegetarianism in the country.