Live History India : Stories that Make India

Tales & Trails

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Karna’s Capital? | Tales & Trails
Deep in Bihar, we trace the story of the ancient capital of Anga -Champa. The heart of one of the big Mahajanapada’s of the later Vedic period, nearly 3000 years ago, it is also steeped in myth and legend. 

Amazing India

Amazing India

Inamgaon’s Mysterious Burial

Till the 1960s, farmlands around Inamgaon, a village near Pune, had huge mysterious mounds which flummoxed locals for generations. When archaeologists began digging, what they found, made history. 

Amazing India

Chandraketugarh: An Enigma in Bengal

The ancient and mysterious archaeological settlement of Chandraketugarh has been neglected by historians and governments across time. As a result, it has been plundered for its rich terracotta artefacts, which are now in museums around the world

Tales of Our Cities

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Tales of Shahjahanabad
On Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan’s 353rd death anniversary, make your way through the lanes and bylanes of his old capital Shahjahanabad and relive all the tales of ambition, conquest, defeat, betrayal and devastation it tells

LHI HerStory

LHI HerStory

Cornelia’s Fight  

Cornelia Sorabji was the first Indian woman to get a degree from the Bombay University & Oxford. She fought the system to become a lawyer facing unimaginable hurdles. Here is her story, of grit and courage against all odds!

LHI HerStory

Kashmir’s ‘Ruthless’ Queen Didda

Queen Didda was a powerful and formidable ruler, who has often been described as ruthless by Kashmiri writers. Has history been fair on her?

LHI HerStory

Naikidevi: The Queen who Defeated Muhammad Ghori

A Goa-born Queen of Gujarat, little is known about Naikidevi, who defeated Muhammad Ghori, 14 years before he could lay the foundation of the Sultanate of Delhi. There isn’t even an image of what she looked like, but here is what we do know

Road to Enterprise

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The Story of the Chettiars
The story of the Chettiars from their rise to power and business philosophy to the legacy that lives on even today

History in a Dish

History in a Dish

Jalebi - Swirls of History

Chocolates may be the most global of desserts today, but did you know that since the middle ages, the jalebi has been the favorite sweetmeat of a large swathe of people across Asia and North Africa.

History in a Dish

Tracing India’s Food Journey - Of Sugar & Spice    

Spices form the heart of Indian cooking and why not? After all, many of them originate in India. Check out which and how far back they really go.

History in a Dish

Mahua-India’s Earthy Brew  

You may love your pint of whiskey, beer or rum, but have you had a taste of one of India’s oldest brews?