Author: Sita Ram GoelPublisher: Voice of IndiaYear: 2000/2013Language: EnglishPages: 440ISBN/UPC (if available): 9788185990941
The evidence presented in this volume, from purely Islamic sources, shows that the destruction of Hindu temples at the hands of invaders continued for more than eleven hundred years, from the middle of the seventh century to the end of the eighteenth.
The destruction took place all over the vast cradle of Hindu culture, from Sinkiang in the North to Tamil Nadu in the South, and from Seistan in the West to Assam in the East.
All Along, the iconoclasts remained convinced that they were putting into practice the highest tenets of their religion. They also saw to it that a record was kept of what they prized as a pious performance. The language of the record speaks for itself. It leaves no doubt that they took considerable pride in doing what they did.