What happens when seemingly harmless misinformation contributes to a climate that enables violence against those that do not subscribe to the views of the dominant ecosystem? We try to find out, in Outlook’s latest issue, COW PRESCRIPTION
In India, we want to believe in the healing powers of the cow and hail it as the supreme answer to all our problems. This wishfulness is evident from the increasingly insane string of cow prescriptions that are today available on the internet for a variety of human conditions.
How is this belief in the miraculous properties of products related to cows amplified? Why does the holy cow continue to endure as a nationalist symbol?
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