Vegetarianism in India

April 2005
Introducing Hinduism;4/ 1/2005, p142
The article discusses vegetarianism in India. Brahmins are more likely following the taboo on eating meat compared to lower-caste Hindus but not all Brahmins are vegetarians. According to the article, veneration of cow dates back to the Vedas but ancient Aryans who were pastoral people are known for slaughtering cattle as food. It is also noted that only a small minority of Hindus is vegetarian.


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