on 17 January 2011
This volume deals with the question whether the cow was considered to be holy in ancient Southasia. It is a critical analysis of the topic based, with sufficient evidence, on the study of the ancient texts (Vedic and Buddhist). The author keeps into account the most important and recent studies of Indology and shows that Buddha and Buddhist were not really vegeterian, that the cow was not considered to be holy by Brahmans, that Jains were the most coherent supporter of the non violence. It is a book for specialists and not.