Sorry Bengalis, the Malayalis love fish more than you!

A new infographic prepared by Funalytics, shows a map of non-vegetarians in India. The map colours states in various shades of blue and provides a shade card to determine how much a state loves its meat and chicken.

FP Staff July 23, 2014 18:46:59 IST
Sorry Bengalis, the Malayalis love fish more than you!

Guess who consumes the most quantity of fish in India? There, there Bengalis, don't get so excited. You might spend nights, and days, singing praises for the hilsa, it is actually the Malayalis who love their fish more. It's again the Malayalis who love their meat more than anyone else in the country.

A new infographic prepared by Funalytics, shows a map of non-vegetarians in India. The map colours states in various shades of blue and provides a shade card to determine how much a state loves its meat and chicken.

The lightest shade of blue means that the state has very few meat eaters while the deepest shade of blue implies that the state has a great number of meat eaters.

Sorry Bengalis the Malayalis love fish more than you

A Hilsa preparation. Agencies.

The graph shows huge swathes of the country like Gujarat, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh painted in a light shade of blue implying meat consumption is less in those areas.

Curiously enough only two states are painted in the deepest shade of blue - Goa and Kerala. West Bengal comes in a deep shade of blue, like do most north-eastern states. Interestingly though, you might think that Punjabis swears by their Butter Chicken, but both Punjab and Haryana are painted in a shade of blue almost as light as Gujarat's.

That couldn't be good news for Punjab, given a recent article on Open pointed out groups of people in Gujarat have actually taken to practicing a militant form of vegetarianism where they are trying to convert entire towns to vegetarianism by force. The article notes, "This extreme form of vegetarian supremacy is currently being played out in Palitana in Gujarat. Monks from Jain sects are trying to convert this town, considered a pilgrimage spot with hundreds of Jain temples, into an exclusively vegetarian zone. However, this town is not home to vegetarian Jains alone. Of the estimated 65,000 people living in Palitana, at least 17,000 are non-vegetarian Muslims."

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