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Cow Care in Hindu Animal Ethics

Authors: Valpey, Kenneth R.

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  • Offers a focused examination of cow care as a subject of widespread ethical concern in India
  • Explores dharma, yoga and bhakti paradigms as starting points for bringing Hindu animal ethics into conversation with contemporary Western animal ethics
  • Complements recently developed ethics-of-care thinking to create a solid basis for sustaining all kinds of cow care communities
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This open access book provides both a broad perspective and a focused examination of cow care as a subject of widespread ethical concern in India, and increasingly in other parts of the world. In the face of what has persisted as a highly charged political issue over cow protection in India, intellectual space must be made to bring the wealth of Indian traditional ethical discourse to bear on the realities of current human-animal relationships, particularly those of humans with cows. Dharma, yoga, and bhakti paradigms serve as starting points for bringing Hindu—particularly Vaishnava Hindu—animal ethics into conversation with contemporary Western animal ethics. The author argues that a culture of bhakti—the inclusive, empathetic practice of spirituality centered in Krishna as the beloved cowherd of Vraja—can complement recently developed ethics-of-care thinking to create a solid basis for sustaining all kinds of cow care communities.

About the authors

Kenneth R. Valpey is a research fellow of the Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies and a research fellow of the Oxford Centre for Animal Ethics, UK. Besides Hindu animal ethics, he has published on Vaishnava Hindu temple worship traditions and on India’s enduring favorite of bhakti literature, the Bhāgavata Purāṇa.

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  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Cow Care in Hindu Animal Ethics
Authors
Series Title
The Palgrave Macmillan Animal Ethics Series
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-28408-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-28408-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-28407-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 356
Number of Illustrations
9 b/w illustrations
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