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Publisher Comments:

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.

Synopsis:

A book the government of India demands be ritually burned.

About the Author

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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781859844243
Publisher:
Verso
Subject:
General
Author:
Jha, Dwijendra Narayan
Author:
Jha, D. N.
Subject:
Hinduism
Subject:
Cows
Subject:
General Political Science
Subject:
Politics - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
February 2004
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
184
Dimensions:
8.72x6.36x.59 in. .54 lbs.

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History and Social Science » Politics » General
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