There is nowadays a great talk about the benefits of a vegetarian diet. It is fact for more than millions years that people in India have been practicing such a diet regimen. People in India have been, for centuries, eating vegetarian dishes for the joy of it. We really can’t say that this type of dietary lifestyle was deliberately introduced or just come in their lives but it is surely a blessing in disguise.
The glorious ancient Indian literature and manuscripts have revealed about food and cooking in poetic terms and gave as much notice to tasty vegetarian cooking as to promoting classical dance and music.
It was initially in Indian subcontinent that Indian society turned from scavenging to agriculture. More over certain regions like Buddhism and Jainism that had a great influence in Indian subcontinent in pre historic era had strictly prohibited eating any thing that has life (Plants were considered living or non living in that ear is still a question). This prejudice of turning to vegetarianism had a great impact on enjoyment of vegetarian food was the invention and extensive use of flavorings or “currying.”
Indian culture was predominantly lucky in evolving hundreds of vegetarian dishes and an aesthetic attitude to food. The other Asian civilizations of China, Japan and Southeast Asia also urbanized a similar aesthetic approach to vegetarian diet partially under Indian persuade, through Buddhism.
Enjoyment of food is promising with leisure and with no promise to violent success, military or otherwise. A compliant temperament and unhurried enjoyment of food thus reinforce each other. Likewise, any society that is agricultural develops a admiration for the environment, together with a taste for vegetarian diet. Thus a vegetarian culture is a peaceable society that enjoys good vegetarian food in addition to all the health benefits that it grants.
The Ottawa Citizen