Cover Story | The Ayodhya Issue

Ram’s Ghar Wapsi

Go to any museum or temple in India. Not one murti or figure from premodern India survives without disfiguration. If there is one, then the only explanation will be that it somehow escaped Muslim marauders

Ram has become the king of Ayodhya. After the ceremonies, royal guests are returning to their kingdoms laden with gifts as a symbol of his kingdom’s wishes (Courtesy:Ramayana, introduction by JP Losty and text by Sumedha V Ojha, Roli Books, 2016)