What is jallikattu?
endangered cattle race
vanishing Indian initiation rite
banned Indian rodeo
traditional yoghurt of zebu milk
Known from cave paintings jallikattu seems like a cross of rodeo and Basque San Fermin bull run. Men attempt to hold zebu bull around their hump either to knock it down or stand long enough to win. It's a Tamil traditional custom of South India, that was banned on the basis of animal cruelty.
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Illustration: Prabhakar Kasi