Hindi films have played an important role in shaping public opinion. But why is this industry, which is so closely linked to Mumbai, described as a risky business to be in? Columbia University Professor and Author Debashree Mukherjee takes us back to the era, which she believes, shaped this industry and its fortunes
They are one of the oldest tribes in Asia, but sadly the Great Andamanese are gradually losing their links with their past. Today, there are no speakers of their language. Linguist Anvita Abbi has been working with them for decades and she joins us on her book Voices from the Lost Horizon...
In Kashmir, architecture acquired new dimensions and possibilities as a result of the syncretism this region provided. Hakim Sameer Hamdani's new book traces the historical identity of Kashmir within the context of Islamic religious architecture between the early 14th and mid-18 centuries.
How did western historians in the 18th and 19th centuries justify and endorse the greed and ambition that drove colonial expansion? Stanford University Professor and Author Priya Satia joins us on #LHIBookClub to discuss her assessment in ‘Time’s Monster’.
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