Ayodhya - Demolishing a Dream

Ayodhya - Demolishing a Dream

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Author: C R Irani
Publisher: UBS Publishers
Year: 2004
Language: English
Pages: 196
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8174764755


It wasn't meant to be like this. When bigots atop a medieval structure on a cold December morning a decade ago demolished the Babri Mosque in Ayodhya, they were dismantling the edifice on which modern India rests. By harking to an imperfect past-the vandalism of rulars of all religions in an age when such actions were par for the course for the victorious in wars and power struggles-those who prompted the demolition in God's name and those who were pathetically passive bear equal blame.

This volume is essential reading for those-laymen and experts alike-who want to know why a religious issue so dominates the political landscape of a modern, resurgent nation in the 21st century. The Politics, the legality and last, but certainly not the least, the morality of those who would make Ayodhya an epitaph for the vibrant democracy that is India is what this compilation of CR Irani's writings lay bare.



The Death of a Dream
Let History Judge
The Price of Honour and Decency
Hope and the Future
Neither Ram nor Rahim, but Politics
On Available Evidence
Pointing the Finger
Let us be Ready with the Answer
After Demolition, Dangerous De