History Daily

History Daily

Storehouse of the ‘Memory of the World’ 

Some of the earliest known written works on the subcontinent, including those relating to the Vedas and the Mahabharata, are hiding in plain sight in the Bhandarkar Institute, Pune. Catch the intriguing story of the Manuscript Collection Project and how its legacy was taken forward by a pioneering Indian scholar

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From Mughal Baghs to Cricket Runs

The richest cricketing body in the world - BCCI - began its innings in the garden of a Mughal princess who played a pivotal role in history.

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Chandrakanta: The First Hindi Bestseller

A novel that rewrote the rules and became a bestseller, ushering in a new era for Hindi literature

Forgotten Treasures

Tale of Two Champas

What if we told you that Bhagalpur in Bihar was once home to a rich and influential town called Champa? This ancient kingdom was so successful that its traders took Indian culture to the other side of the ocean- Champa, in Vietnam. Catch this riveting tale of two cities...

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The Forgotten Santhal Revolt of 1855 

Two years before the revolt of 1857, there was another uprising against the British. Sadly, the Santhal Revolt, fought in the jungles of Jharkhand and West Bengal finds just a one-line mention in our history books