Asia & Pacific up to 1900

A collection of articles:
Note - these are not just lists of 'famous vegetarians' - they are people with a view on the subject, and the articles explain whether they put those veiws into practice.

Complete Old Books:

  1. Thoreau's philosophy of life, with special consideration of the influence of Hindoo philosophy (link to archive.org) by Helena A. Snyder, Dissertation, Heidelberg University, 1902. p.20 Abstinence from meat eating
  2. The Hindoos as they are: a description of the manners, customs, and inner life of Hindoo society in Bengal (link to archive.org) by Shib Chunder Bose, first pub.1881. This edition Calcutta, 1883. 'The writer has exposed the ... evils to India of English dietetic habits' (Howard Williams in Ethics of Diet).
  3. Poetical works of Edwin Arnold : containing The light of Asia (link to archive.org) 1883. p.95: 'henceforth none Shall spill the blood of life nor taste of flesh' (in 1891 Arnold was Vice-President of the Bayswater Vegetarian Club, of which Gandhi was Secretary)
  4. A guide to health (link to archive.org) - Mohandas K. Gandhi, 1921
  5. An Autobiography or The story of my experiments with truth (link to archive.org) - M. K. Gandhi, 1925
  6. A Quest For Gandhi (link to archive.org) by Reginald Reynolds, 1952. Personal account of Ghandi at the ashrams.
  7. The Essential Gandhi (PDF 27mb) an anthology of Gandhi's writing edited by Louis Fisher, New York, 1962
  8. Souvenir Book of the 15th World Vegetarian Congress - India, 1957 - (converted to HTML as the PDF was 600mb) - huge collection of articles by various authors.
  9. Vegetarianism in Australia, A History (PDF 8mb) by Edgar Crook, 2008











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