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Gods and ghosts

What happened in Ayodhya 20 years ago changed the political landscape of India. Today the town lies forgotten, derelict and disabled by its past

Devjyot Ghoshal  |  New Delhi 

When the right-wing escalated its demand for building a grand temple for the Hindu deity in Ayodhya, support came from many quarters and in many forms. Devotees sent bricks from across India and various parts of the world. They stand stacked neatly today at a workshop where the continues to carve stone blocks for the temple. (Click on graphic)

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Gods and ghosts

What happened in Ayodhya 20 years ago changed the political landscape of India. Today the town lies forgotten, derelict and disabled by its past

When the Hindu right-wing escalated its demand for building a grand temple for the Hindu deity Ram in Ayodhya, support came from many quarters and in many forms. Devotees sent bricks from across India and various parts of the world. They stand stacked neatly today at a workshop where the Vishwa Hindu Parishad continues to carve stone blocks for the temple.

When the right-wing escalated its demand for building a grand temple for the Hindu deity in Ayodhya, support came from many quarters and in many forms. Devotees sent bricks from across India and various parts of the world. They stand stacked neatly today at a workshop where the continues to carve stone blocks for the temple. (Click on graphic)

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