With the reconstruction of Ayodhya Ram Mandir nearing completion, it is time to look back on the long and painful history of its destruction by the Moghul invader Babur in 1526, the indomitable spirit of the Hindu community to keep its memory alive, the never-ending struggle to regain its possession, and, of course, the painful saga of the last seven decades to reclaim the right to rebuild the Mandir during the so-called “Independent India.”
In preparation for the inauguration of the Ayodhya Ram Mandir and the “Pran Pratishtha” ceremony on January 22, 2024, the Vishwa Hindu Parishad of America (VHPA), in collaboration with the Hindu University of America (HUA), organized a series of webinars to reprise the long history of the Hindu struggle and eventual victory to reclaim this sacred symbol of our civilization narrative. This “Good over Evil” struggle was chronicled in five parts:
Webinar 1: Archaeological Findings (Speaker: Sh. KK Muhammed)
Webinar 2: Historical Perspective (Speaker: Dr. Sudhanshu Trivedi)
Webinar 3: The Legal Case (Speaker: Sh. Vishnu Shankar Jain)
Webinar 4: The Lessons Learned (Dr. Anand Ranganathan)
Webinar 5: Contribution of American Hindus (4-person panel)
Dr. Sudhanshu Trivedi is an Indian politician, academician, and media personality. As a frequent guest speaker on India’s news channels and panel discussions, he articulates India’s civilizational history with clarity and conviction that has garnered him recognition in both political and intellectual circles. His keen interest in national and international affairs and in-depth knowledge of historical and political issues make him a highly sought-after speaker.
Dr. Trivedi holds a Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering and has held faculty positions at a number of universities. He was elected unopposed to Rajya Sabha in 2019 and is currently serving as the national spokesperson of the BJP. His academic background enriches his political perspectives, providing a holistic approach to addressing contemporary challenges. As a multifaceted individual, he plays a pivotal role in shaping political narratives, contributing to public discourse, and bridging the realms of academia and politics in the Indian landscape.