Plaint Of Ayodhya
Mishra’s rajvansh goes back a mere 350 years, when Sahadat Ali Khan, Nawab of Avadh, bestowed the riyasat of Ayodhya on his loyal Brahmin soldier Dwijdeo Mishra of the Kasyapa gotra, for quelling revenue rebels in Mehendauna in Eastern UP. The Mishras thus became the last royal rulers of Ramrajya. But a couple of years ago, the prime minister of Korea invited Mishra’s father to play a ceremonial role in commemorating the national link to Ayodhya: 2,000 years ago, a princess of Ayodhya had been shipped off as a bride to the Khmer prince Suro. They had ten children, of whom nine became Buddhist monks while one built Korea. His descendants now form the 10 million-strong Kim clan.
“What I’d like my fellow-Indians to realise afresh is that politics has completely wrecked the life of Ayodhya’s ordinary people. We have a Ganga-Jamuni tehzeeb here. (An euphemism for the mutually participatory co-existence of Hindu and Muslim culture). It is typical of Avadh. The Hanumangarhi temple was built by the Nawab of Avadh. And Sundar Bhavan, the famous
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