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Ajanta: A Muse for Indian Art 

by Anshika Jain

The jaw-dropping cave paintings at Ajanta were rediscovered in the early 19th century but it was the work of one institute that put these artworks – and Indian art – at par with that of the West. Meet the artists who painstakingly documented these murals and their priceless legacy   

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In Search of Akbar’s Wise Men   

We have all grown up with tales of Akbar’s nine wise men but what is surprising is that there  are no contemporary account of his time mentions such group. So where did these stories come from?

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Chaini Kothi: Saving A Himalayan Wonder

A beautiful but neglected temple complex in Himachal Pradesh finds saviours in the local community that has rallied to conserve it. This is a story of hope and optimism, and the power of persistence when the official custodians of our heritage have paid little heed.

Tales & Trails

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Balasinor – India’s Jurassic Park | Tales & Trails

Head to Rahioli in Gujarat and you will find one of the world’s most spectacular dinosaur parks with thousands of intact dinosaur eggs! Also meet the earliest inhabitants of India, like the Rajasauras Namadensis - King Lizard of the Narmada - who roamed the land 65 million years ago...

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Chandrapur’s Royal Gond Legacy
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Chandrapur’s Royal Gond Legacy

by Amit Bhagat

Chandrapur in Maharashtra is little more than a transit point for the famous Tadoba Tiger Reserve but pause long enough and the city will reveal its fascinating story to you. Did you know that ‘Chanda’ was the capital of a Gond tribal kingdom that ruled Central India for 500 years ? 

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A Royal Story of Love and Second Chances

It was love at first sight for this Odia royal, who was tragically forbidden from marrying the lady he loved. So how does a story like this have a happy ending? Here’s a true-life potboiler about the philosopher-king of Mayurbhanj

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Singapore & India: An Old Connection

India’s links with Singapore go back many centuries, and their shared history is littered with intriguing clues and tales. A global financial centre today, did you know that Singapore’s founding myth is connected with that of a king from Kalinga.

LHI Book Club

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It has been known as the Silk Road throughout history. But this ancient superhighway that acted as a conduit for goods, people and ideas was far more complex. Historian Jagjeet Lally’s takes us through this world as we discuss his new book...

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Kanchipuram’s Medieval Inn

by Sashi Sivramkrishna and Lingaraj G Jayaprakash

The next time you’re on the Bengaluru-Chennai road, keep your eyes peeled for the ruins of a fascinating inn on the side of the road. This is the story of Pillai Chatram, an 18th century rest stop that was more than just a haven for weary souls.

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Pataliputra: Destroyed But Not Doomed

Pataliputra was one of the grandest and most powerful cities in ancient India, drawing invaders, travellers and ambassadors from far and wide. Its downfall may have been foretold but it wasn’t really the end. Catch the story of this ancient capital that rose like a phoenix from the ashes

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Sadh Belo: Pakistan’s Temple Island

Catch the story of the Sadh Belo, one of the most important Hindu religious complexes in Pakistan and the sect of the Udasis.  

Weaves of India

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Trace the history of Paithan’s majestic weave, that once made Indian textiles famous across the world