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Ayodhya

Ram’s Homecoming

Rajeev Deshpande

As the long-awaited temple rises in Ayodhya, Open gets exclusive access to the site where an ancient city is being rebuilt

BB Lal (1921-2022): The Man Who Turned the Past

He provided the archaeological legitimacy for a Ram temple in Ayodhya

The Relevance of Lord Rama

On why the quest for the ideal man ended with Him

I, the Hindu

A religion regains its pride

The Awakening

The Ram temple offers itself as an opportunity for a new generation to think for themselves about this wave of history and faith that has washed in, sweeping away a great amount of historical angst and refuse

The Original Existential Hero

We stay with Rama-the-human because of his resemblance to us

Return to the Ideal City

There was no room for falsities in the welfare state of Rama as depicted in the epic

A Year in the Life of Ayodhya

Events that have followed the Ram Rath Yatra of 1990, culminating in August 2020, are a collective testimony to LK Advani’s strategic thinking

Modi Redeems a Sacred Pledge in Ayodhya

What the Ram Temple does is to link nationhood to a deeper and longer perspective, incorporating INDIA’S entire cultural inheritance, from antiquity to the present

The Great Indian Way

The rebuilding of the Ram temple is the triumph of resacralisation

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