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The Myth of the Holy Cow

by D.N. Jha - £13.99  Verso (2004)
paperback    ISBN 13: 9781859844243 | ISBN 10: 1859844243

Hugely controversial upon its publication in India, this book has already been banned by the Hyderabad Civil Court and the author's life has been threatened. Jha argues against the historical sanctity of the cow in India, in an illuminating response to the prevailing attitudes about beef that have been fiercely supported by the current Hindu right-wing government and the fundamentalist groups backing it.

"A meticulously researched, strongly worded, persuasively articulated challenge to long-held religious beliefs, 'The Myth of the Holy Cow' is a unique and iconoclastic contribution to the study of Hindu beliefs, practices, history and customs."
(Wisconsin Bookwatch.)

(Price & availability last checked: April 2018)

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