In January, Tamil Nadu was in what looked like a full blown crisis over the danger to its essential identity because two years had passed since the crown jewel of its communal expression, jallikattu, was banned by an unfeeling Supreme Court. Virtually every street corner in Chennai had large banners, small but vocal crowds and a silent bovine, the symbol of their protest against cultural deprivation. Jallikattu is a man’s sport, a rustic trial of strength that pits an assorted gaggle o