Mir Baqi, Babur’s noble, affirms in this verse that the mosque (“the alighting place of angels”) was constructed by him under the express command of his master, the emperor. But he makes no mention of a temple, much less a Ram temple, having been made to yield the place for it. Babur himself makes no mention of either the mosque or of his command to the Mir.
The conspicuous absence of euphoria is now matched by the equally conspicuous absence of any reference to sab ka saath or sab ka vikas in the BJP's current campaign. It gets highlighted in the face of the Opposition’s centring of farmers’ distress, joblessness.
The Padmavati story, like many others, has undergone several mutations. Ramya Sreenivasan has traced the wide circulation and mutation of the story from North India and Rajasthan to Bengal from the 16th to the 20th century in her magnificent book, The Many Lives of a Rajput Queen.