Ready to listen? Click Here This brand new episode kicks off a journey into an era of Indian history that is the least understood in the country. Learn about a time when civilizations clashed and collapsed to mark the end of one empire and the start of another, less benevolent rule that would push Indian…
Listen to the story of Mughal Emperor Akbar’s experiments with philosophy and religion that led him to create a beautiful assembly known as the Ibadat Khana, that could accomodate hundreds of scholars from all religions and sects.
One of the most remarkable pieces of stone art, the Ashokan pillars are synonmous with India’s identity on its national documents as well. This episode, the last in the series on Ashok, tells you about the interesting themes that Ashok deliberated upon in his last and final set of edicts.
Forever surrounded by controversies, the peace edict or the Kalinga edict of Ashok, has been a hot topic of debate amongst historians and otherwise. Listen to some of the hypotheses on this episode of the Ashok series.
Ashok’s minor edicts are anything but minor. The short length of the edicts can be deceptive, for it is here that Ashok for the first time gives us clues of his transformation. Listen to the episiode or read the blog to know more.
Ashok’s potrayal in the Sri Lankan chronicle, Mahavamsa, gives a slightly different narrative and goes beyond his image as a ruler to that of a son, brother, father and husband. Were the Sri Lankan narrators trying to give him a more realistic image? Find out by listening to the podcast or reading the blog.
Listen to a podcast that brings Ashok’s story as told in the Buddhist chronicle of Divyavadan.
Launching a series of blogs and audio episiodes on Ashok’s history. Learn about his novel ideas of administration in an age marked by bloody conflicts.
Ever felt confused wondering whether archaeology, anthropology and history are the same or different? Listen to this podcast, or read the blog to decide for yourself !
Listen to the podcast or read all about the discovery of Harappan DNA in Rakhigarhi district of India and the theories it puts into question !