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Vasantha Yogananthan

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I’ve seen and read and heard this story a hundred – no, maybe even a thousand – times, in newspapers, in the cinema, in advertisements, in books. There’s only one story worth telling in Ayodhya – the story of Ram, Sita and Ravana. It’s the greatest tale ever told, and better still, it’s true. Real. It has heroism, beauty, love, ugliness, war, blood and loss – everything we need (…) It has crossed over the boundaries of the merely real, and been spun into fantasy. It is a fairy tale now. It is the monolith on which our state and our beliefs are built. But is that what really happened?” 

The Missing Queen, Samitha Arni (2014, Viking – Zubaan Books)

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