About the Book :
Citing Hindu, Buddhist and Jaina religious scriptures, historian D.N. Jha argues that the holiness of the cow is a myth and that its flesh played an important part in the cuisine of ancient India.
About the Author :
Dwijendra Narayan Jha is an eminent Indian historian, specializing in Ancient and Medieval India. He was Professor of History at Delhi University, and member of the Indian Council of Historical Research. Jha's has repeatedly taken a position against Hindu nationalist ideology, arguing against what he claims is "communalism" and "saffronisation", specially during the 1998 to 2004 Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government of the Republic of India. Jha has received death threats over his Myth of the Holy Cow, where he dispels the common misconception that "Muslims introduced beef-eating to the Indian subcontinent"