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As for animal flesh, some members of the priestly Brahman caste reject it entirely;
but most Brahmans eat either eggs, poultry, or fish in addition to copious
quantities of milk and dairy products. Brahmans, at any rate, constitute a small
I cannot say precisely how the Brahmans and Kshatriyas continued to obtain
cattle for their gluttonous feasts, but taxation, confiscation, or other coercive
measures would have been necessary once the peasants were unable or
unwilling to ...
The account I have just given of the struggle between Hinduism and Brahmanism
was first pieced together by Rajandra Mitra, a great Sanskrit scholar of the late
nineteenth century. This is what he wrote in 1872: When the Brahmans had to ...
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Why are the world's food habits or "foodways,'' as Harris refers to them, so diverse? In this scholarly yet fast-paced and very readable work, anthropologist Harris argues that "major differences in ... Read full review
ONE Good to Think or Good to Eat?
TWO Meat Hunger
THREE The Riddle of the Sacred Cow
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