Desi vs angrezi: how language and English newspapers showcase the start of the Ram Temple construction in Ayodhya

India’s language press has been a key force-multiplier of the Hindutva cause—and ipso facto of the RSS-BJP agenda.

This is breezily attributed to the language media being more in tune with the aspirations of “real India”.

Today’s front pages on the foundation stone being laid for the Ram Temple in Ayodhya, are less a product of journalism and more a cross between a calendar and a pamphlet.


In contrast to the language press, whose front pages look like a free advertisement for a news event, most English newspapers are sober and balanced, and even analytical, in their presentation of what is to happen in #Ayodhya today.

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