The writer is former national fellow, Indian Council of Social Science Research (affiliated to the Centre for Social Studies, Surat), 2013-15.
Ghanshyam Shah writes: When we talk about vegetarianism and Gujarat, we are really talking about a very small section of society, whose world view is transferred and imposed, and later gains popularity and spreads.
To win Gujarat, parties play the same game. The line between caste interest, pride and jingoism is thin
The recent violence against Dalits in Gujarat is a fallout of the Sangh Parivar’s diktats on food.
Patel demand for reservation is an eruption against growth that has not been inclusive or accommodative.