Ayodhya has been at the centre of controversy and agitation over the past few years, the focus of tensions being the Shri Ram Janmabhoomi issue. As things stand, all are aware that the structure called 'Babri Masjid' got demolished and efforts are being made for a clearance for construction of a temple at the 'Ram Janmabhoomi' site. But not many know or understand the fundamental issues that lie at the heart of the matter. This book attempts to enlighten the people on various aspects of the sensitive Ayodhya problem that has become a concern for the whole of the nation.
Through the question-and-answer format, the work throws light on the antiquity and significence of Ayodhya, the city and examines facts and evidence to address some basic questions such as regarding Babar's destruction of a mandir in Ayodhya, Shri Ram Janmabhoomi site being the birthplace of Shri Rama, the impact of the controversy and the intended construction of a temple on the secular credentials of the country, and comparisons between the controversy at Ayodhya and a similar stuation at other places like Somnath and Varanasi.
Accurate in dates and citing data from various sources, it also views the political ranifications of the Shri Ram Janmabhoomi movement -- the implications for BJP and other parties and national politics. Photographs of the site and evidences gathered from it lend a firm basis for argumentation.
The book will interest all people from India and abroad scholars as well as lay persons who are keen on knowing the facts of Shri Ram Janmabhoomi issue.