Abstract

Proponents of cow protection in colonial north India around the turn of the twentieth century made abundant use of "economic" arguments for a legislative ban on cow slaughter. Drawing on recent critical reflections on secular history, this essay explores what it might mean to take these economic arguments seriously.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1548-226X
Print ISSN
1089-201X
Pages
pp. 297-311
Launched on MUSE
2010-09-24
Open Access
No
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