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In Praise of Saraswati

In the holy trinity of Indian goddesses, Saraswati, the goddess of learning and arts has a special place. Not only is she India’s ‘oldest’ Goddess, her worship transcends geography and faiths!

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Fountains: From India With Love

Dotting the English landscape are reminders that the relationship the British had with India was not a one-way street. Here are four touching stories of Indians whose philanthropy in England was quite literally set in stone

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The Saga of the Komagata Maru 

How did a Japanese steamer become a revolutionary symbol and an outright  Indian challenge to Western exclusionism in the  early 1900s? We look at the saga of the Komagata Maru

Stories that Make India

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Ahmedabad’s Hutheesing Jain Temple  
The Hutheesing Jain Temple, in the heart of Ahmedabad, is a marker of the city’s rich cultural heritage. But there is a special reason to why it was built. Find out the story of this magnificent temple in this episode of History Daily

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The Roerich Story

An estate on the outskirts of Bengaluru belies a tortured history. Read on about a saga that spans continents and brings together an unlikely cast!

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Preet Nagar: Punjab’s ‘Town of Love’

A ‘town of love’ near India’s border with Pakistan can be an antidote to the sometimes fraught relations between the two countries. Catch the story of a township built on harmony and love, and once patronised by the leading lights of literature, cinema and the arts

The Great Indian Gharanas

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Gwalior Gharana 
Did you know that Gwalior Gharana is the oldest Gharana of Hindustani vocal music? It traces its origins to Sadarang & Adarang, two musicians from the court of Mughal emperor Mohammad Shah

LHI HerStory

LHI HerStory

Begum Hazrat Mahal: A  Revolutionary Queen

She was much more than the most favoured wife of the last Nawab of Awadh. Begum Hazrat Mahal led the Revolt of 1857 in Lucknow and refused every inducement offered by the British to return from exile. Catch the incredible story of a queen who fought to the finish for freedom

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Kolkata’s Rani Rashmoni

A woman who was way ahead of her times, Rani Rashmoni shines through as a pioneer who has left her mark in the city, she so loved. 

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Noor Inayat Khan: The Secret Agent

Noor Inayat Khan was a British spy of Indian origin who was executed by the Nazis. Catch the story of this war hero who is still making history

Treasures of India

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Daniells: The Earliest Views of India
Travel back to the 18th century and take a tour through India as we bring alive the works of artists Thomas and William Daniell who captured some of India’s most spectacular monuments and cities on canvas. Join Historian Giles Tillotson as he traces their journey and legacy.