Title

The Debacle at Ayodhya: Why Militant Hinduism Met with a Weak Response

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

7-1993

Abstract

Analyzes the political response of the Indian government under Prime Minister Narasimha Rao, to the demolition of the Babri Mosque at Ayodhya. Ineffectivity of the ban on communal organizations; Inability of Rao to heed warnings of leaders and associates; Attempts to construct a Ram temple; Inadequacy of response by intellectuals to communalism.