ICHR

Peddler of myths

Print edition : August 22, 2014

Y. Sudershan Rao, the new Chairman of the ICHR. Photo: BY SPECIAL ARRANGEMENT

The temple dedicated to Rama in Bhadrachalam in Khammam district of Telangana. Sudershan Rao says, "A look at the people and the fact that his having lived there for a while is in the collective memory of the people cannot be discounted in the search for material evidence." Photo: G.N. RAO

The makeshift temple at the spot where the Babri Masjid stood, in Ayodhya. Sudershan Rao, according to the historian Romila Thapar, wants to encourage historical and archaeological research to support the theory that there was once a temple at the site of the Babri Masjid. Photo: Subir Roy

Social scientists fear that the new ICHR Chairman may revive the Sangh Parivar’s long-standing history rewriting project using Hindutva as a tool.
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