A ceremonial ox of India: the mithan in nature, culture, and history, with notes on the domestication of common cattle

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University of Wisconsin Press, 1968 - Nature - 323 pages
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A report is given of a detailed study of the cultural geography of the mithan (Bos frontalis), a domesticated bovine that is not milked. Topics include the physical and behavioral characteristics of the mithan; its role in several ethnic groups of India; its role in society and economy; and its domestication, with reference to the domestication of common cattle.

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Contents

The Animal
3
The Mithans Place in the Bovine World
14
Part II
35
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