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Bhutto, Benazir and Cricket

Bhutto, Benazir and Cricket GPD CRICKET dominates the mind of South Asia today in a way in which the Ramayana and the Mahabharata did some years ago. The Ramayana would appear to be a potent force in South Asia even today if one went by the reports regarding Ram Janma Bhoomi in Ayodhya and the eighteen burnt-out temples the West Punjab town of Jacobabad. But then, as we all know, religiousity has not and does not provoke the modern South Asian elite's responses to things. When Syed Shahabuddin talks of Shariat he does so for political reasons and not for reasons of faith. Faith and religion are no longer the dominant force in our lives today. Obscurantism and communalism are. That only underlines the fact of the totally faithless world we all iive in.

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