All Indians MatterSeptember 29, 2023
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India a vegetarian nation? It’s a myth

Recently, on an inter-city train, after I asked for a non-vegetarian meal, two women sitting next to me shifted to other seats. They explained that they could not sit next to someone who was eating meat. That made me want to find out what percentage of Indians are meat eaters and whether the projection of this country as mainly vegetarian is true. Turns out the vast majority of Indians – 70% of women and 78% of men – eat meat, according to government data. What’s more, it’s been the case historically that most Indians consumed some form of meat. Please listen to the latest episode of All Indians Matter.