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The Myth of the Holy Cow


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The Myth of the Holy Cow by Dwijendra Narayan Jha
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Hugely controversial upon its publication in India, this book has already been banned by the Hyderabad Civil Court6 and the author's life has been threatened. Jha agrues 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 Hindu right-wing government and the fundamentalist groups backing it.

Author Biography

Dwijendra Narayan Jha is Professor of History at the University of Delhi. His books include Ancient India in Historical Outline (Delhi, 1988) and Feudal Social Formation in Early India (Delhi, 1987).
Release date NZ
February 3rd, 2004
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
New edition
Bibliography, index
Verso Books
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