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#India's Supreme Court clears the way for construction of #Hindu temple on site of destroyed #BabriMasjid in #Ayodhya.

I've been following this issue for 30+ years. Here's a thread analyzing the #AyodhyaJudgment:…
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-I first visited #Ayodhya (& #BabriMasjid) in 1990: before the masjid was destroyed, before I entered the field of #anthropology. I went there while researching my first book, "Arrow of the Blue-Skinned God": A re-tracing of the #Hindu epic #Ramayana...
3/n #AyodhyaJudgment
...In my book, I take what I hope is an even-handed approach. For what it's worth, I've received approving messages from #Hindutva activists & #secularists alike. You can judge for yourself:…
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𝘏𝘢𝘮𝘪𝘳𝘥𝘦𝘷𝘢 of Ranthambore fought and perished against Alauddin Khalji in 1301. He died protecting Alauddin's general who came pleading for life, hounded by Alauddin for some 𝘏𝘢𝘳𝘦𝘮 𝘐𝘯𝘵𝘳𝘪𝘨𝘶𝘦.

Source - Radhakrishna Choudhary's History of Muslim rule in Tirhut
#Baghdadi was similar to a man our history books conveniently chose to forget. Minhaj-us-Siraj was a trusted Turk cleric who wrote 𝘛𝘢𝘣𝘢𝘲𝘢𝘵-𝘪-𝘕𝘢𝘴𝘪𝘳𝘪. This book remains the only source of #History of Bengal in Delhi sultanate till 1259 AD, when it ends abruptly.
Tabaqat-i-Nasiri chronicles a 𝘒𝘩𝘢𝘭𝘫𝘪 worse than 𝘈𝘭𝘭𝘢𝘶𝘥𝘥𝘪𝘯. Ikhtiyar ad din Muhammad bin Bakhtiyar Khalji was a #Turkish slave from Afghanistan, in search of military opportunities.He was denied service by 𝘎𝘩𝘶𝘳𝘪𝘥s and 𝘈𝘪𝘣𝘢𝘬 of Delhi.

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OK! Here's Part 3 of the Art-Eater Sekiro Premier Trailer Analysis! Tonight we'll dip our toes in Japanese bows, samurai helmet crests, and ancient Indian tridents!
#Sekiro #SekiroShadowsDieTwice #隻狼
In case you missed them, here's Part 1 (on Boddhisatvas and mourning the death of the Buddha):

and Part 2 (on Osamu Tezuka's Phoenix series):
OK! Back to Sekiro! Wow, we’re only 10 seconds into the trailer! SO MUCH TO DIGEST! Alright, next we meet this child.
#Sekiro #SekiroShadowsDieTwice #隻狼
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Babul, a #Hindu refugee from Kutupalong refugee camp said "Border Guard Police, Myanmar Army, (#Buddhist) villagers and Thet people" were involved in the #HinduMassacre in #KhaMaungSeik, #Maungdaw, #Myanmar.
#Rohingya #MyanmarMilitary #AmnestyInternational
Well actual question is now credibility of amnesty now!! “Amnesty's report blaming #Rohingya ARSA forces for killing 99 hindus has been called "illogical" by the Bangladesh foreign ministry. What are the problems with the conclusions in the report? | by @shafiur
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Another example of why you should always read the small print. Despite the #ClickBait title, the author himself agrees that the effect is not #Sanskrit specific.
Beats me as to why you would say one thing in the title and another in your article.
Better controls for testing the validity of #sanskrit being the cause for the enlarged hippocampi would've been #Buddhist monks who have similar chanting practices.
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Depiction of a temple having a dome and entrance framed within a 'pointed arch'
Dated: ~1-3rd century CE
Entrance is likely derived from arched torana with concentric arches, space between them is beautifully decorated with scrollwork and floral patterns. #Gandhara
Dome of the temple was capped by Kalasha.

Fortunately there are various temples same features which survived the wrath of Islamic invaders. See the one in below link


In the above temple, we can see the space for similar projected door frame.
Head of Skanda, Peshawar

Dated: ~2-3rd century CE
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