Friday, 4 November 2011

The Big Question: Is India letting her history fall to ruin?

India, one of the world’s most ancient civilizations, has an abundance of cultural history in its monuments, temples and tombs, and is home to one of the seven wonders of the world - the Taj Mahal. The 12th century Jagannath Temple in Orissa is another such example.
Recently a stone weighing about a ton came crashing down from the interior complex of the temple, causing damage to the shrine and weakening its structure. This is not the first incident of its kind, as elaborated in the video below, and such negligence has compromised the integrity of the edifice.

The Jagannath temple incident.

Is India’s letting her rich cultural heritage fall to ruin through neglect and indifference?