Exclusive: Author Amish Tripathi calls for national reconciliation post Ayodhya verdict
Author Amish Tripathi has revealed that he stands by the Ayodhya verdict and has urged citizens to work towards an effective solution to an issue that dates back centuries.
"The Indian judiciary has displayed wisdom and skill to bring closure to an issue that goes back centuries. Now, it is our collective duty as citizens to work towards national reconciliation. We should all contribute to the building of a grand mosque on the land to be designated, and to the building of a magnificent temple to Lord Ram. Ultimately, all that matters, is our Mother India. We all must live together in peace and harmony," he tells us from London, where he is currently based, as he was recently appointed as the Director of the Nehru Centre.
Interestingly, Tripathi's Ramchandra series is one of the best-selling range in the country; Scion of Ikshvaku was the first book of the series which was based on the legend of Ram, and was released in 2015. The much-publicised second outing of the series was the 2017 book Sita: Warrior of Mithila, which was a re-telling of the Ramayana, and focused on Sita's narrative. The third book, Raavan: The Enemy of Aryavarta, saw its release earlier this year.