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Sandip Roy: Imagine Reality

Photo by Sandip Roy
The Indian epic Ramayana inspired temple carvings as far away as Cambodia but now politicians are looking at them as science rather than myth.

In India we all grew up reading the great epics the Ramayana and the Mahabharata,

 fantastic stories of epic battles, where Gods take sides, and chariots fly and the giant birds battles demon kings midair.
But the chief minister of the Indian state of Tripura reads them as fact. He sees science in them.