Kashmir experienced its Golden Age in the 8th century CE under a ‘Serpent King’ named Lalitaditya Muktapida, who ruled from present-day Srinagar. Catch the story of the Karkota Kings, their intriguing origin story, exploits and expeditions, and fabulous archaeological legacy.
The decline of the Guptas left a power vacuum in North and Central India that saw the rise of a few powerful kings. In this fascinating account, read about these monarchs and their precarious alliances, a king who ‘rotted to death’, the dynasty that gave us the game of chess, and much more
The Vardhanas rose out of the rubble of the Gupta Empire and produced one of the most well-known kings of Northern India. Read about the glorious reign of Harshavardhana, who became king at 16 and went on to become a canny general, benevolent ruler and even a talented writer.
An old capital excavated, India’s most famous poet and a Dowager queen who controlled much of present-day Vidrarbha over 1500 years ago…Enter the fascinating world of the early Vakatakas whose story is being put together - piece by piece, through a series of exciting excavations
In many ways, life in the 5th century CE was not very different from what it is today, down to fashion trends and antidotes for hangovers. Read on for some fascinating insights into ancient India, from the works of Kalidasa, one of the greatest Indian poets of all time.
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