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Book Title:Beast and Man in India: A Popular Sketch of Indian Animals in their Relations with the People
Author(s):Kipling, John Lockwood
Publisher Name:MacMillan
Place of Publication:London
Date of Publication:1904
Annotation:In an attempt to de-romanticize Western conceptions of Indians as exemplary in their humane treatment of animals, Kipling argues that the relative prominence of animals in the legends and religio-cultural traditions of India should not be assumed to indicate a more humane or merciful treatment of animals in everyday life. Describing the average Indian attitude toward animals as one of “tolerance or indifference” instead of reverence of compassion, he argues that concern about animal suffering and abuse is just as “modern” in India as it is elsewhere.
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