From the submission made by Gita Press (1971) as a preface to the book:
“Whenever the demand is made or an agitation takes place for the imposition of a ban on cow-slaughter, certain highly placed persons, out of ignorance or misunderstanding, publish articles in newspapers and magazines in which an effort is made to prove and establish that cow-slaughter was prevalent in Vedic India and beef was also taken. They give stray quotations in their articles from religious scriptures. Simple persons get confused on reading these articles. From time to time scholars have clarified the position by correct interpretations of such quotations in Hindi, but thee interpretations have not been available at one place, nor have they been published in those newspapers and/or magazines in which the misleading articles are published. Such clarifications have been collected and published in this book for the benefit of all those who are interested in this question and who would like to know the true position…The work of collection and clarification has been done by Sri Jaidayal Dalmia with the cooperation of some scholars for which we are grateful to them. This is an English version of the Hindi original…”
Translated from Hindi.