In the midst of passions aroused by Babri Masjid before and after its tragic demolition by frenzied mob, systematically and calculatedly collected under the treacherously planned protection of the state, a cool and well-documented history of the subject is both surprising and sobering. This is what Jamil Akhtar's book Babri Masjid-A Tale Untold achieves. This book (re-printed / published afresh during 2017) is unique in the sense that it combines the author's keen concern at the weakening of the secular intervention on the national issues and the academic documentation of the course the Babri Masjid-Ram Janam Bhoomi dispute has been taking. This book, like the Hindi edition, centers round discussing the role of the four pillars of Democracy- the legislature, the judiciary, the executive and the media in the Babri Masjid controversy, and analyzing how far they have been fair towards it, as the way these institutions have acted during the past years gives rise to many questions. And,the author firmly believes that all the secular-minded people would agree with the points raised in this book. The author has produced very important information and valuable documents which entails truer picture of the tragedy which had shaken the Nation. It reveals the follies of the power and the machinations of the fascist forces in the country. Associated with the Ayodhya coverage, the author had wide contacts with the persons connected with the Ayodhya imbroglio and had many deep inside stories, which he has discussed in the book. About the Author: Mohammad Jamil Akhtar, a journalist by profession witnessed the peak communal atmosphere and remained closely associated with Ayodhya coverage, both inside and outside court. He had wide contacts with the persons connected with the Ayodhya imbroglio and witnessed many inside stories, some of them he has also brought-out in this book. His book "Ek Thi Babri Masjid" received commendation from different corners.
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