TDP MP T.G. Venkatesh addressed a press conference against the author and sought that he be “hanged publicly”.
Kancha Ilaiah Shepherd’s terming of upper-caste traders as ‘smugglers’ who do not have any empathy for the lower-caste poor has not gone down well with the Arya Vysyas of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana.
Shepherd has recently found himself in a controversy over his book, Samajika Smugglurlu Komatollu, which Arya Vysya associations say is derogatory and demeaning.
The cow, the bull and the buffalo are unlikely to disappear from mainstream Indian politics for some time.