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Stories that Make India

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Kharad: Life in a Weave
Catch the story of the weave that originated 800 years ago... Kharad harks back to the era of old palaces, wandering nomads and camel herders

History Daily

History Daily

Sarai Amanat Khan: Legacy of the Taj Calligrapher

This is the tale of two monuments to love – one of them the world-famous Taj Mahal and the other a travellers’ inn falling to ruin. Catch the story of the calligrapher who worked on both these contrasting Mughal-era monuments and what he had in common with his royal master

Cover Story

Ramgarhia Bunga: Amritsar’s Hidden Marvel

The Golden Temple is Amritsar’s most famous monument but did you know that the shrine was protected by a military post that stands right behind it? Catch the story of the Ramgarhia Bunga, which is part of a dramatic chapter in Sikh history.

Amazing India

Baijnath Temple: The Lord of Physicians

A medieval shrine with special curative powers, Baijnath temple is a jewel of the Kangra region in Himachal Pradesh. Adding to its aura are inscriptions in ancient scripts that hint at the temple’s glorious origins

Tales & Trails

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In Search of Kalinga’s Kharavela | Tales & Trails
After the devastating defeat at the hands of Emperor Ashoka there was a king who restored the pride of ancient Kalinga. But what do we know about King Kharavela? On Tales & Trails, we take you to his old capital and the place from where archaeologists began to piece together the story of this great king.  

Snapshort Histories

Snapshort Histories

The Polygar Heroes of Tamil Nadu

The Polygars and the two wars they launched against the British in Tamil Nadu were in some ways a turning point in history. Their contribution largely forgotten over time, it took popular Tamil cinema to revive their story.

Snapshort Histories

Jaggayyapeta and Andhra’s Great Stupa

The lesser known story of one of the oldest stupas of Andhra Pradesh, which too would have been a celebrated marvel had its slabs and sculptures not been burned in kilns to make limestone!

Amazing India

Amazing India

Tripura’s Ujjayanta: Seat of the Manikyas

The Ujjayanta Palace rose from the havoc of a devastating earthquake to become a symbol of Tripura. Visit the abode of the Manikya dynasty, which also doubles as a museum of the culture of Northeast India

Amazing India

Rajnagar: An ‘Italian Lutyens’ in Bihar

Hidden in the fields of Madhubani in Bihar, are the spectacular and haunting ruins of Rajnagar. Discover the story of this once magnificent palace complex, destroyed in the great earthquake of 1934.

Treasures of India

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The Great Indian Crowns
Did you know that the crown that the last Mughal Emperor wore is at Windsor Castle? Catch the story of India’s spectacular Crowns on the Treasures of India, with Jewellery Historian and Author Rene Brus