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Dilip Barman
IVU International Council 2006 -

Dilip Barman is a US (North Carolina)-based speaker and instructor on topics ranging from vegetarianism, animal rights, and cooking, to peace issues, Eastern philosophy and ahimsa, and Gandhian nonviolence. He also is an instructor in computer science, computer literacy, film studies, and digital photography. He has contributed invited book chapters and articles to a variety of print books, journals, and newspapers, such as "Animal World Encyclopaedia", "Tasty Bytes", and "Voices from the Garden", as well as many online resources.

Dilip is President (since 1993) of the very active Triangle Vegetarian Society (TVS,, hosting the country's largest vegetarian Thanksgiving, which attracts both local and national media attention.  He caters weddings and other special events. Dilip has been a vegetarian advocate for many years and has appeared on local and national television on topics such as trends in vegetarianism, vegan Thanksgiving, and the
dangers of irradiated foods.  He has spoken on vegetarianism and given cooking demonstrations in many venues across the United States, Europe, and Japan, including as a presenter for multiple World Vegetarian Congresses and the first annual Cooking Show in Raleigh, NC (USA) in 2003.

Since 1997, he has been on the board of the Vegetarian Union of North America and has been a Councilor with the International Vegetarian Union since 2006. He has taught vegetarian cooking for several educational organizations (such as Wake Technical College, Raleigh, NC), arts institutes (e.g., The Carrboro ArtsCenter, Carrboro, NC), commercial entities (Whole Foods Markets, various locations), schools (various), nonprofit organizations (e.g., Servas Tokyo), and religious centers (various Hindu and Mormon ones).

Dilip can be visited on the web at He has helped Triangle Vegetarian Society to be one of the first vegetarian websites, dating back to 1994.

Dilip Barman

President Triangle Vegetarian Society (TVS)
Vice-President Vegetarian Union of North America (VUNA)
- North Carolina, USA - Below: Dilip in Edinburgh