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The Myth of the Holy Cow by D.N. Jha

The Myth of the Holy Cow

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The Myth of the Holy Cow by D.N. Jha
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Feb 17, 2004 | ISBN 9781859844243

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“A well-argued and soundly documented study …”—Choice

“Not since Salman Rushdie’s Satanic Verses … has a book caused such a violent reaction.”—Observer

“While cow veneration and vegetarianism may be the hallmarks of Hinduism today, Mr. Jha compiles copious evidence that this has hardly always been the case.”—New York Times

“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

“Jha draws on an amazingly wide range of material … an enlightening endeavour, demonstrating a critical understanding of a popular misconception.”—Journal of Asian Studies

“The pen might still be, if not mightier than the nuclear arsenal, at least a weapon worth scanning for, like knives at airports, a weapon capable of subversion.”—Times Literary Supplement

“This book may not please Hindu fundamentalists, but its research is impeccable.”—The Telegraph, Calcutta, India

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