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M.G.S. Narayanan

Historian, academic, Former Chairman of India Council Of Historical Research

Historian, academic, Former Chairman of India Council Of Historical Research

ASSOCIATED PRESS

Here's The Unpalatable Truth About Beef And Hinduism

The present controversy around beef eating, accompanied by violent objection and equally aggressive support, is engineered by extremist politicians on both sides reacting to the change of ruling parties at the Centre. The fact is that India is a vast country with a great variety of castes and creeds. There is no Hindu "religion". Unlike the Semitic religions of Judaism, Christianity and Islam there is no one founder, sacred book and rules of conduct including procedure for conversion and excommunication applicable to Hindu society as a whole.
27/10/2015 8:54 AM IST