With the Indian independence, more than 300 royal families lost their power and wealth. But there is one family that still plays an important role in India's modern-day governance and politics. Author Rasheed Kidwai talks about the House of Scindias of Gwalior on #LHIBookClub
History often ignores the story of the people who were witness to it. The Partition of India wasn't just a division of land, it was a devastating uprooting of people, amidst unimaginable violence from all sides. Oral historian and author of Remnants of a Separation, Aanchal Malhotra, talks about her work.
The US and NATO forces' disastrous two decades long war in Afghanistan ended with a humiliating exit, quite like the defeat the British faced in 1842. Catch Historian William Dalrymple, author of the most authoritative book on the First Anglo-Afghan War, Return of A King, on how and why history has repeated itself. Here is an excerpt. Subscribe to the LHI Circle for the full interview.
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