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Holy Cow

The Hare Krishna Contribution to Vegetarianism & Animal Rights

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Holy Cow by Steven Rosen
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Hinduism scholar, Steven Rosen explores the world of the Hare Krishnas, who have been instrumental in raising consciousness about vegetarianism and the plight of animals. Rosen gives a history of the Hare Krishna movement, its colourful singing and dancing, its sacred food distribution and delicious vegetarian cuisine. He examines the rise of Vaishnavism - the worship of the god Vishnu or Krishna - and shows how vegetarianism and animal rights was endorsed by the Vedic texts. Finally, Rosen illustrates how deeply Hare Krishnas have influenced the contemporary vegetarian movement and its call for ahimsa, or non-violence, to all living beings.
Release date NZ
August 18th, 2004
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Country of Publication
United States
Imprint
Lantern Books,US
Pages
192
Dimensions
152x229x16
ISBN-13
9781590560662
Product ID
2056378

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