Hinduism and its complicated history with cows (and people who eat them)

July 16, 2017
By Wendy Doniger
The Conversation

Just this past June, at a national meeting of various Hindu organizations in India, a popular preacher, Sadhvi Saraswati, suggested that those who consumed beef should be publicly hanged. Later, at the same conclave, an animal rights activist, Chetan Sharma, said,