Harish Bhimani as Mohandas Karamanchand Gandhi

  • Chetan Pathak
  • Selva Rasalingam
  • Sandeep Garcha
  • Jeremy Hancock
  • Orna Klement
  • Vinay Varma
  • Guillaume Blanchard
  • Sally Beaumont
  • Brian Roberts
  • Ian Russell
  • Matthew Arenson
  • Amy Saul
  • Robert MacDougall
  • Julie Cummings
  • Akshay Dave
Joot Theatre Company, University of Dundee
  • Vachel Novesha
  • Conor Ogg
  • Ian Brodie
  • Producers Brian Hoyle & Jodi-Anne George 

Production Assistance

  • Nimi Hirani (India)
  • Dr Ankita Haldar (Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi)
  • Elizabeth Alexandra Fisher (London)
  • Heidi White (New England)
  • Elisabeth Lyman (Paris)
  • Vincent Migeotte (Paris)


  • Shitansu Tyagi
  • Ranjan Joshi
  • Patrick Barré
  • Elisabeth Lyman

My thanks to the many people have volunteered their time for this project. I’m particularly grateful to Sanjeeb Kumar for help in Bhubaneswar; and to Vinod Kapashi, Sanjeeb Kumar, and my parents Marian & Kevin McDonald for lifts to interviews. Robb Masters and Orna Klement contributed readings to initial edits that helped the episode take shape. Sagar Kirit Shah reviewed expenses, providing a degree of oversight in an unincorporated project. Demetrius Bagley and Sean O’Callaghan (“Fat Gay Vegan“) assisted and advised during the Kickstarter campaign. The name “Vegetarianism: The Story so Far” itself came out of a conversation with Sean. Sorry to the many I have inevitably left out.


Main theme by Robb Masters (“Idiotech”)

Historic Recreations

Kickstarter Backers

I remain humbled by the generosity of the people who made this project financially possible. Some chose not to be thanked on this page; I am grateful to you all.


Jaysee Costa
Ashik Shah
Menka and Ajay Sanghvi
Martin Taylor Costumes (FB)
Ed Pizzi

I Would also Like to Thank

  • Ananta Vasudeva Temple, Bhubaneswar
  • The Archaeological Survey of India
  • Arjuna Wholefoods, Cambridge
  • Bihar State Museum
  • The British Library
  • The British Museum
  • Fo Guang Shan Temple, London
  • Fruitlands Museum
  • Indian Museum, Kolkata
  • Nalanda University
  • Musée Jean-Jacque Rousseau
  • Pocumtuck Valley Memorial Association
  • Le Procope
  • St. Athanasius Monastery
  • Salford Museum and Art Gallery
  • SOAS, University of London
  • The Society of Friends
  • Veerayatan, Rajgir
  • The Vegan Society

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Written, Produced, and Presented by

Ian McDonald