The Cow Question in Modern India: Part I

A brief historical survey of cow protection in India.

ByAnand Vardhan
The Cow Question in Modern India: Part I
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“His Moslem tiger wants to eat the Hindu cow,” read the strapline of Time magazine’s cover story on Muhammad Ali Jinnah in its issue dated April 22, 1946. In its report, the magazine quoted Jinnah: “I want to eat the cow the Hindu worships. The Moslem has nothing in common with the Hindu except his slavery to the British.”

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