Shakti Dialogue with Santosh Desai – Of Jokes: Veg and Non-Veg
Nilima Bhat in conversation with well-known Indian social commentator, Santosh Desai, on his April 25, 2022 post “Of Jokes: Veg and Non-Veg”, in his popular Times Of India column CITY CITY BANG BANG
They cover a wide range of themes around bawdy jokes and non-vegetarianism as forbidden ‘acts of flesh’. And how Indic culture has devised the ‘non-veg’ joke as a safety valve for repressed impulses.
A deeper exploration of the light-hearted realm of such jokes follows.