Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Soil



X’s(the guy with the sword) image was used in several pamphlets circulated by various Agorakshanasabh  (“cow protection leagues”) and “wandering ascetics” as a protest against the Muslim practice of beef-eating during the British raj. These pamphlets were produced in a time when Hindu-Muslim riots over cow slaughter occurred in several areas of India. They portrayed X raising a sword above the head of a sacred cow, whose body was illustrated to be a microcosmic paradise in which all the Hindu gods resided.

Id X.

2 comments:

Aditya Venkataraman aka Jicks said...

the demon king kali. its after him that kali yuga is named

themasterhimself said...

yup