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Tales & Trails

Tales & Trails: Lifting the Veil on the Harappans 
All the answers to the many questions on the Harappans...On Tales & Trails we ‘lift the veil’ on the Harappans with Prof Vasant Shinde, the archaeologist who has done the most extensive work on Harappan sites for over 40 years.   

History Daily

Snapshort Histories

A ‘What if’ of History & SRK’s Link to It

What is the link between a mass movement that swept through the region on the Afghanistan-Pakistan border during the turn of the 20th century and Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan?

Snapshort Histories

Kargil - Where Roads Once Met

The conflict of 1999, between India and Pakistan has etched the name Kargil in our collective consciousness. But why is Kargil so important? We dig deep into its history to find out.  

LHI HerStory

LHI HerStory

Ullal’s Warrior Queen

Catch the story of the Rani Abbakka, the Jain Warrior Queen of Ullal, who valiantly fought against the Portuguese

LHI HerStory

Naganika: The Queen Who Left a Mark

Coins tell many stories. Take the story of the first queen to have issued a coin in India. The Satavahana Queen Naganika lived in the 1st BCE. Little was known about her till an inscription was found...

Weaves of India

The Mystique of Rogan
Team LHI in partnership with Gujarat Tourism brings to you the fascinating story of Rogan, a dying craft form practiced by a single family in Gujarat.

Living History

Forgotten Treasures

Lost Jewels of Darbhanga

Darbhanga is a city steeped in history. It was home to one of the most spectacular collections of jewels till as recently as the 1960s

History in a Dish

Vindaloo: The ‘Curry of the Lads’

Catch the story of the Vindaloo and its journey from the Island of Madeira to Goa  and then to the football stadiums of Britain

The Great Indian Gharanas

The Great Indian Gharanas in Khayal
Khayal, the modern genre of classical singing in Northern India, popularized by Amir Khusro in the 13th century, saw a great revival in the 18th century. LHI’s Nikhil Inamdar tells us how the tide turned for Khayal