ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846
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Calcutta Diary

The money reportedly set aside for completion of the structure of the Ram Lata at Ayodhya could rehabilitate, several times over, the hundreds of thousands of villagers threatened with displacement because of the Narmada Valley-Sardar Sarovar projects. The ecological ideologues should be bemused no end at this wholesale disruption of the nation's economic and social agenda by the devotees of Hindutva. But irrational religiosity can be challenged, not by non-political greenpeaceniks, but only by an ideology based on rational processes of thought and backed by class power.

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