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The book beats about the bush,even when presenting clear facts from arab,afghan and turkish narratives about the destruction of the Jyotirlinga at Somanatha. The fact that jain sources don't disclose a destructive act is not proof of its absence,yet the author ingeniously portrays it as such. The author has poor appreciation of hindu traditions and how traumatic a destructive act of idol breaking by the islamic forces were to Hindu psyche.
The issue is not the wear and tear of the temple documented in Jaina sources,but once the great Jyotirlinga of Somnatha was destroyed by Mahmud, the very purpose of Somnath's existence was questionable. Thereafter, it only survived as a third class temple not worth protecting. A temple is not an emply building but built to house a distinguished idol,in this case,the great swayambhu Jyotirlinga. That enthusiasm waned after Mahmud's destruction is not surprising,to the extent of even tolerating islamic presence, as would a defeated and overcome people as the Hindus were then.
 

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Good reading material. It gives different view points on this long discussed topic. Must read. Especially the Manat factor !!!

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