It was the capital of the Kingdom of Kamboja, the site of a fabled city founded by Alexander, and one of the capitals of the great Kushana Emperor, Kanishka. In modern times, the ancient city of Kapisa slumbers under an American airbase in Bagram, Afghanistan. What secrets does it hold?
The amorous poetry of an ancient Indian king and the women writers of his time tell us about everyday life during the Satavahana dynasty, the status of women then, and how society was stratified. Discover all this and more in one of the oldest extant anthologies of poetry in the Indian subcontinent
In the confusion that followed the fall of the Mauryan empire, as waves of Central Asians and Parthians marched into India, a new empire rose in the Deccan. They went on to rule for over 300 years and create some of the most exquisite works, which they left behind. We tell you the story of the Satavahanas - the Deccan’s first Empire builders
The temples at Khajuraho in Madhya Pradesh are synonymous with erotic art but did you know that these astonishingly sensual carvings comprise only 10 per cent of the sculpture on these medieval masterpieces? Catch the story of Khajuraho’s temples, the builders of these magnificent shrines and why they fell to ruin.
A marauding tribe of horsemen from Central Asia founded one of the most successful dynasties in Northern India. These people, the Indo-Scythians, ruled North-West and Central India for 600 years. But what has the Great Wall of China got to do with their – and India’s – story?
Amid the surreal, boulder-strewn landscape of Hampi are the ruins of the Vijayanagara Empire, one of South India’s greatest kingdoms. Rediscover the glory of this erstwhile imperial capital, and its stories, myths and secrets carved into 1,000-odd monuments that cover the plains
Is it a coincidence that the modern state of Maharashtra was home to an ancient dynasty known as the ‘Maharathis’ 2200 years ago? Who were they and what was their world like? We trace the forgotten story of local chieftains and influential overlords who ruled the Deccan in ancient times.
How is the great Egyptian Pharaoh Ramesses II connected to present day Kerala? A small stretch of land, in a sleepy town in Kerala hides secrets to a past when this was an international trading hub. We travel through the deep South of India to find some buried treasures.
North East India has always acted as a cultural bridge between India and the rest of the region. It might even be where rice was first cultivated. Still relatively unexplored by archaeologists, it presents an exciting frontier in the human story