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Anoop Sadanandan

Social scientist

Anoop Sadanandan is a social scientist specializing in political economy and comparative politics.
He's the author of Why Democracy Deepens: Political Information and Decentralization in India (Cambridge University Press, 2017).

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In Defence Of

In Defence Of Non-Vegetarianism

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.
11/07/2016 12:03 PM IST