To further my claim in the previous article that there is no scope for “unbiased” and “independent” research in this country, I would like to draw the attention of the readers to this article in Times of India, How Allahabad HC exposed ‘experts’ espousing Masjid cause. You can find relevant part of the judgment here – http://www.rjbm.nic.in/sa/Judgment%20RJB-BM%20Vol-15.pdf
The article quotes a so called “expert” Suvira Jaiswal who happens to be someone called an “eminent historian.” She is a Professor of Ancient Indian History at the Centre for Historical Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. She was elected president of Indian History Congress in 2007 as well.
She says, and I quote from the judgement:
whatever knowledge I gained with respect to disputed site is based on newspaper or what the others told, i.e., from the report of historians.
Further, she said she prepared a pamphlet titled “Political misuse, Babari Mosque-Rama birthplace dispute:”
I had prepared this pamphlet from news published in newspapers and having a discussions with medieval (history) expert of my department.
If such is the state of experts in our country, then Ram only can help us.
PS: We have our neighbour in the same boat – interesting to read this – Rampant Fraud…