Tag Archive: politics

Jul 22 2013

The Peculiar State-sponsored Legend of the Tanot Mata Temple

A closeup of the "unexploded bombs".

In late March this year, my friend and I travelled to Rajasthan, a western Indian state. Our destination was the India-Pakistan border near Jaisalmer, a small town at the edges of the Thar Desert. Somewhere less than a hundered kilometers from the border, we stopped at a temple. Although I’m not religious, I’m not averse …

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