Author: C R IraniPublisher: UBS PublishersYear: 2004Language: EnglishPages: 196ISBN/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.
INTRODUCTIONThe Death of a DreamLet History JudgeThe Price of Honour and DecencyHope and the FutureNeither Ram nor Rahim, but PoliticsOn Available EvidencePointing the FingerLet us be Ready with the AnswerAfter Demolition, Dangerous De