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Stories that Make India

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The Durga Temple of Aihole, Karnataka
The historic site of Aihole in Karnataka is home to more than 100 Hindu, Jain and Buddhist temples. But the most popular among them is the Durga Temple said to have been built between the late seventh or early eighth century by Komarasinga.

Cover Story

Cover Story

Najaf and Lucknow: Faith Across Borders

The city of Lucknow shares deep and historic ties with the sacred city of Najaf in Iraq. Catch the story of how the Shia Nawabs of Awadh forged historic links with faraway Iraq and even attempted to ‘bring’ Najaf to Lucknow.

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Mandagora: The Konkan’s Roman Connection

An ancient Indo-Roman port has been ‘found’ in coastal Maharashtra as the result of some pretty fancy detective work by historians and archaeologists. Follow this exciting trail as it leads from the Konkan to Oxford in England and back, and to some explosive discoveries along the way

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Sonbhadra: More Precious than Gold

Sonbhadra district in Uttar Pradesh is an important industrial town and has valuable mineral reserves including gold. But the region’s real treasures are its prehistoric fossils, rock art and historic forts, all of which together weave a fascinating tale

Heritage Matters

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Preserving Rajkumari Amrit Kaur’s Legacy
A princess, who left a life of luxury to join India’s freedom struggle and later became independent India’s first woman cabinet minister, is today emerging as an icon for young Indians. Know how her story is being preserved and documented by her great grand nephews on Heritage Matters.

Snapshort Histories

Snapshort Histories

Jahangir Diaries

The Mughal emperor Jahangir comes alive through his memoirs, in Parvati Sharma’s new book ‘Jahangir: An Intimate Portrait of a Great Mughal’. Catch the ‘Story Behind the Story’ -

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Baobab Tree: A Friend of Archaeologists 

Cursed by the devil but revered by humans, the baobab is called the ‘tree of life’ for the natural bounty it offers. But why does it mysteriously pop up at medieval sites across India, a ghostly marker of a forgotten past begging to be discovered? 

Tales & Trails

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Finding Kalidasa | Tales & Trails
We go the heart of India, Nagardhan, an ancient site, that is still revealing its mysteries. It takes us to the story of the prominent princess Prabhavati the daughter of Gupta emperor Chandragupta and the noted Sanskrit poet Kalidasa. Marvel at the mysterious gigantic pots of Nagardhan, whose presence has astounded archaeologists!

Amazing India

Amazing India

In Search of the Lost Palace of Siraj-ud-Daulah

We know Siraj-ud-Daulah as the last independent Nawab of Bengal, who lost it all in the Battle of Plassey. But the Nawab’s palace, witness to some of the most defining events in India’s history, appears to have disappeared without a trace. Or has it? Embark on an astonishing journey of discovery in Bengal’s old capital, Murshidabad

Amazing India

Khiching and its ‘Artistic’ Royals

Far from the famous temple-cities in Odisha is a town called Khiching that has a deep spiritual connection to the region’s past. Catch the story of the Bhanja dynasty and the stunning temples and architectural wonders they left behind

Amazing India

Sringeri Temple Complex: A Haven of Tranquility

The town of Sringeri in Chikkamagaluru, Karnataka, was founded by Adi Shankaracharya and is a noted centre of Vedic philosophy. Catch its intriguing origin story and its connection to the mighty Vijayanagara Empire