Hindu Temples: What Happened to Them
|Author||Sita Ram Goel |
|ISBN||81-85990-49-2 (Volume 1) |
ISBN 81-85990-03-4 (Volume 2)
|LC Class||DS422.C64 H562 1998|
The first volume includes a list of 2,000 mosques that he claims were built on Hindu temples, based primarily on the books of Muslim historians of the period or inscriptions found on mosques. The second volume excerpts from medieval histories and chronicles and from inscriptions concerning the destruction of Hindu, Jain and Buddhist temples. The authors claim that the material presented in the book as "the tip of an iceberg".
The book contains chapters about the Ayodhya debate. The appendix of the first volume contains a list of temple-destructions and atrocities that the authors claim took place in Bangladesh in 1989. The book also criticizes "Marxist historians", and one of the appendices of the second volume includes a questionnaire for "Marxist professors", one of whom was the notable Indian historian Romila Thapar.
Cynthia Talbot, writing in 1995 about religious identities in pre-modern India, noted that since the late sixteenth century, temple desecration were indeed on the rise in Andhra Pradesh, which went in accord with Goel's list.
- Muslim conquests in the Indian subcontinent
- Conversion of non-Islamic places of worship into mosques
- The History of India, as Told by Its Own Historians (Book)
- Alyssa Ayres; Philip Oldenburg (2005). India Briefing: Takeoff at Last?. M.E. Sharpe. pp. 127–. ISBN 978-0-7656-1593-0. Retrieved 29 December 2020.
- Talbot, Cynthia (1995). "Inscribing the Other, Inscribing the Self: Hindu-Muslim Identities in Pre-Colonial India". Comparative Studies in Society and History. 37 (4): 716–717. doi:10.1017/S0010417500019927. ISSN 0010-4175. JSTOR 179206. S2CID 111385524.
- Appendix 4 of "Hindu Temples – What Happened to Them"
- Romila Thapar et al.: Communalism in the Waiting of Indian History, People's Publishing House, Delhi 1987 (1969), pp. 15–16, and repeated in her letter to Mr. Manish Tayal (UK), 7-2-1999, concerning Arun Shourie: Eminent Historians, ASA, Delhi 1998. Manish Tayal: "Romila Thapar's reply to 'Eminent Historians'", 16-2-1999. "Koenraad Elst Who is a Hindu? (2001)
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