Meenakshi Jain is former Fellow, Nehru Memorial Museum and Library and currently Associate Professor in History at Gargi College, University of Delhi. Her recent publications include Parallel Pathways: Essays on Hindu-Muslim Relations (1707-1857) and The India They Saw: Foreign Accounts of India from the 8th to mid-19th Century (3 vols.). She is the co-author of The Rajah-Moonje Pact: Documents on a Forgotten Chapter of Indian History.
Preface List of Illustrations I. Introduction: A Case for Ayodhya II. Antiquity and Popularity of Rama Cult: The Literary Evidence III. Antiquity and Popularity of Rama Cult: The Sculptural Evidence IV. Antiquity and Popularity of Rama Cult: The Epigraphic Evidence V. Early History of Ayodhya VI. Reclaiming Sacred Space VII. A History of the Conflict at Ayodhya VIII. Left Historians on Ayodhya IX. 1992: New Archaeological Evidence X. Left Historians and the ASI Report XI. Left Historians in Court XII. An Emotional Marxist XIII. No Case for a Mosque XIV. Some Judicial Pronouncements on Ayodhya Select Bibliography Index