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Mumbai's strictly vegetarian enclave gives flesh-eaters the evil eye
Mumbai's strictly vegetarian enclave gives flesh-eaters the evil eye

In a roughly 2-square-mile patch containing some of India's priciest real estate, a firm and sometimes militant vegetarianism prevails. Most residents of this old-money section of South Mumbai are Jains or devout Hindus, and not only do they not eat flesh, but they also don't want it anywhere near them. Eateries serving meat and seafood are all but banned, and stories abound of certain apartment buildings refusing to consider prospective residents who are what Indians call — sometimes with more than a soupcon of judgment — non-vegetarians. "They're pretty fascist about it," says food writer Roshni Bajaj Sanghvi. "I've seen Bengali friends...

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