The Myth of the Holy Cow

כריכה קדמית
Verso, 2004 - 183 עמודים
2 ביקורות
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.
 

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Preface to the Verso Edition
ix
Abbreviations
13
Note on Transliterations
16
Introduction
17
Animals are verily food but Yajnavalkya Favours Beef
27
The Rejection of Animal Sacrifice An Assertion of the Sacredness of the Cow?
61
The Later Dharmasastric Tradition and Beyond
90
The Cow in the Kali Age and Memories of Beef Consumption
113
A Paradoxical Sin and the Paradox of the Cow
127
Resume The Elusive Holy Cow
138
Bibliography
149
Index
173
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מידע על המחבר (2004)

Dwijendra Narayan Jha is Professor of History at the University of Delhi. His books include Ancient India in Historical Outline and Feudal Social Formation in Early India.

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