Live History India : Stories that Make India

Stories that Make India

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Bhopal’s Minto Hall: Legacy of Sultan Shah Jahan Begum 
Bhopal was the only princely state in India with four generations of successive female rulers. While the Begums built a number of iconic buildings, the most unique is the Minto Hall which is known for its many ‘avatars’.

Cover Story

Cover Story

In the Footsteps of Lord Ram at Hampi 

Lord Ram has an interesting connection to Karnataka. Just outside the tourist magnet of Hampi is the town of Anegundi where, as per belief, Ram first met Hanuman and part of the Ramayana played out. Revisit the land of Kishkinda and the monuments that tell its story 

Cover Story

Pandemics Through Indian Literary Lens

  The history of civilisation marked by diseases has given rise to a genre of ‘pandemic literature’ that puts a human face to these catastrophes. Here are some of the biggest names in Hindi literature who have touched upon this tragic subject.  

Road to Enterprise

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The Story of Parsi Enterprise
Catch the story of Parsi entrepreneurship and how they made their way from shipbuilders and traders to India’s leading industrialists. Also, catch the one link with the bygone days and old trade links

Snapshort Histories

Snapshort Histories

Ghadar Party: Call for freedom, across oceans

Catch the story of how Indians from as far wide as the U.S.A and Canada, fought for India’s Freedom... and how they almost led a massive revolt! 

Snapshort Histories

India through Manucci’s eyes

The properties of the Mango, the opulent Mughal court, the behavior of the Portuguese; all these and more are the observations of Venetian traveller Niccolao Manucci which he conveyed through his memoirs.

Tales & Trails

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The Queen’s Legacy: Ran-ki-Vav | Tales & Trails
It is one of India’s most exquisite monuments and it has survived only because it was buried under the ground for centuries. In Tales & Trails we pick out the story of The Queen’s Legacy, the famous Ran-ki-vav in Patan and trace the story of an old capital, that stood here 1000 years ago.

Amazing India

Amazing India

Elephanta Caves: Celebrating Shiva

The Elephanta Caves, on an island off the coast of Mumbai, are a magnificent example of Indian rock art and architecture dedicated to Lord Shiva. Catch the story of these caves, and the mysteries and legends that cast a spell on all who visit them

Amazing India

Sarnath: Where Buddha Spoke

Known as the site of Buddha’s first sermon, Sarnath in Uttar Pradesh also houses the Ashoka pillar that became India’s national emblem. Find out why the Buddha chose Sarnath and how this ancient city evolved across 1,700 years

Amazing India

Fatehpur Sikri: Symphony in Red

The magnificent city of Fatehpur Sikri was built by Emperor Akbar as an act of gratitude and served as his capital for 15 years. Catch the story of this Mughal marvel and its stunning monuments, and find out why it was abandoned so suddenly and so quickly in 1610