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Treasures of India

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Tholu Bommalaata: Andhra’s Art of Storytelling
It’s much more than just an art, it is an old tradition of telling timeless stories. Join us as we take you deep within Andhra Pradesh and bring alive the story of the folk art of shadow puppetry - the ‘Tholu Bommalaata’ with @Sarmaya_ India in our series Treasures of India

History Daily

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.

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The Bombay High Court: Then & Now

The hallowed halls of the Bombay High Court are located in one of Mumbai’s most iconic Victorian Gothic buildings, striking fear and hope, depending on which way the scales of justice tilt. On its 157th anniversary, let us look back at how the justice system in Mumbai evolved and the keepers of the people’s conscience in the court’s early days

History Daily

Peacock: A Constant in Indian Culture

The peacock has dazzled civilisations all over the world since ancient times. Take a look at how this gorgeous bird has inspired Indian culture and been incorporated into our mythology, art, poetry, royal traditions and much, much more

Stories that Make India

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Lucknow’s Chota Imambara
Lucknow’s Chota Imambara fondly known as the palace of lights because of its grandeur takes us back to the Nawabi era. Join us, as we take you on a tour of this magnificent edifice...

Snapshort Histories

Snapshort Histories

Shaolin Kung fu’s Indian Connection

The hallowed Shaolin Temple and the Kung fu that originated there have been linked to two Indian monks. Fact or fiction? Journey back 1,500 years to find out more...

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Lachit Borphukan - Assam’s Great General

Catch the story of Lachit Borphukan, the great Ahom General who vanquished the Mughal army.

Amazing India

Amazing India

Jaunpur: Seat of the Sharqi Sultanate

Founded by a banished eunuch, Jaunpur was a city of Sultans whose might challenged even the emperor of Delhi. It was also a city of culture and learning. Discover Jaunpur’s magnificent monuments as we take you on a guided tour of this 14th century capital. #UttarPradesh

Amazing India

Taratarini: Goddess of the Eastern Seas

A goddess that tells the tale of the great trading empire of Kalinga across the eastern seas. Join us as we take a trip to the ancient Taratarini temple in Odisha and discover its secrets

Tales & Trails

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Tracing the Harappan Ancestry | Tales & Trails
After all the controversies and contradictions, it is time for some reason...We head to India’s most famous Harappan site, Lothal in Gujarat, and talk to the man behind the sensational Rakhigarhi DNA report, Dr Vasant Shinde. Was his report coloured by politics or was it misconstrued? Find out...