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Ayodhya

Shiva First

Lakshmi Bayi

All divinities revel in love and peace - and not on pieces of dead bodies, heaped up to reach a tantalizing heaven

Framing the Fable

This study on the evolution of photography in the subcontinent strikes a fine balance between the medium’s formal and aesthetic aspirations

A Tale of Two Temples

Sabarimala and Ayodhya: from the fluidity of Hinduism to the certainties of social engineering

A Vandalised Civilisation

Post Independence, in our collective zeal to present a politically correct version of history, we have ensured that Delhi’s and north India’s Hindu heritage remains hostage to a mix of distortions and apathy

The Hindu Inflexion

The domes of Babri Masjid fell on the remains of the Nehruvian consensus. The aftershocks are being felt even today

Editor’s Note: Demolition-Reclamation-Reinvention

A temple in Modi’s India, if his words are any indication, cannot afford to be incompatible with the spirit of modernisation he has unleashed

Mark Tully: The Witness

Mark Tully, who reported it for the world from ground zero, watched some leaders asking the police to stay away and Sangh volunteers breaching police cordons with ease. Then they began to climb up the domes of the mosque and started hacking away at the mortar

Kameshwar Chaupal: The First Kar Sevak

Kameshwar Chaupal, now 61, recounts the exact moment he was called onto the stage in Ayodhya with Sangh Parivar stalwarts and told that he would lay the first brick at the construction site of the proposed Rama temple

In the Name of Rama

From behind the scenes as well as the frontline, they provided the intellectual, political and spiritual ballast to a movement that culminated on Demolition Day

LK Advani: Man of the Movement

LK Advani was the original apostle of hardcore Hindutva and the man who mobilised India for the sake of Rama

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