Dr Yamini Narayanan - Un / holy cows in India
How can a Hindu-majority country that recognises cows as sacred also be a major global producer of beef, leather and milk?
Dr Yamini Narayanan provides insight into this perplexing contradiction. Dr Narayanan is an Australian Research Council DECRA Research Fellow at Deakin University.
Her research work explores trans-species feminist urban planning - examining the significant and yet invisible role of animals in city building, and the complicity of urban religion in enabling animal exploitation for urban development. Her book Religion, Heritage and the Sustainable City: Hinduism and Urbanisation in Jaipur (Routledge) was published in 2015.