25 Years After Babri Masjid

A set of five articles and an editorial look at the trends and near-cataclysmic shifts that were set in motion on 6 December 1992 and how they have affected the nation's political and social trajectory.
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A set of five articles and an editorial look at the trends and near-cataclysmic shifts that were set in motion on 6 December 1992 and how they have affected the nation's political and social trajectory.

The destruction of the Babri Masjid set in motion events that are still unfolding.
The Babri Masjid was demolished a quarter century ago but it is evident today when we look back that much more than the demolition of a 16th century building is involved. There is a well-thought-out...
Majoritarian notions of democracy have acquired new acceptability in recent years and notions of majority rule have been pushed to achieve a restructuring of the Indian polity and a stronger...
The most crucial issue is whether, in their reincarnations, parties can substantially give up on the characteristics inherited from the time of their foundation. The example of the Shiv Sena suggests...
The 1992–93 communal riots in Bombay scarred the cosmopolitan nature of the city, leading to greater ghettoisation, discrimination, and communal division. Yet the city bears stories of hope and...
Although the 1992–93 Mumbai riots, following the demolition of the Babri Masjid, were investigated by an inquiry commission headed by Justice B N Srikrishna, there have been hardly any convictions...
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