02/11/2015 8:19 AM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:25 AM IST

There Was No 'Beef Eating' In The Vedas -- Until The British Said So

Cows and beef are hogging the headlines these days - the hullaballoo around beef bans, beef protests, beef fests and beef protests is showing no signs of dying down. So far, I have refrained from commenting on this issue, but I felt I needed to present some facts when I read Dr MGS Narayanan's article titled "Here's The Unpalatable Truth About Beef And Hinduism" in The Huffington Post.

In this Friday, Oct. 9, 2015 photo, Hindu devotees feed a cow after performing Pind Daan rituals, believed to bring peace to the souls of ancestors, on the banks of the River Ganges, in Allahabad, India. Cows have long been sacred to Hindus, worshipped as a mother figure and associated since ancient times with the god Krishna. But increasingly, cows are also becoming a tool of political parties, an electioneering code word and a rallying cry for both Hindu nationalists and their opponents. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)