The Meaning of Ayodhya: A Question of Beginnings

The destruction of the Babri mosque is a wound that continues to fester within the very heart of India.  For many, in India and in Pakistan, the city evokes nothing but memories of those dark days when the mosque was stormed and torn down with fists and hammers.  Mention Ayodhya and an uncomfortable silence surrounds a gathering because this once quiet, gentle and holy city has today become a synonymous with violence, division, sectarian hate, and unresolved matters of history. Details »