This book offers a long-term perspective on the eruption in Ayodhya, showing its connection to the perennial question of Indian national identity. It explores the growing momentum of economic reform, despite the Bombay stock market scandal and the riots and bombings of early 1993.
Introduction 1. Battling the Past, Forging a Future? Ayodhya and Beyond 2. Foreign Policy in 1992: Building Credibility 3. Economic Reforms: Birth of an "Asian Tiger" 4. The Constitution, Society, and Law 5. Social Movements and the Redefinition of Democracy 6. Cinema and Television