Did South Asia have a shared regional identity prior to the arrival of Europeans? Did the European understanding of India as Hindu replaced an earlier, native understanding of India as Hindustan, a home for all faiths? Find out with author Manan Ahmed Asif
The great stupas of Pakistan's Sindh, Punjab, Afghanistan and beyond tell the tale of how Buddhism travelled and then spread along the ancient Silk Route. Join us for a rare journey along this stretch with Sunita Dwivedi, the author of 'Buddha in Gandhara', who has been travelling the old Silk Route for the last decade!
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
From traders to mercenaries to generals and kings, trace the stories of the many Africans who left a mark on the subcontinent through millennia as we talk to Archivist Dr Kenneth Robbins who has co-edited a series on ‘Afro-South Asia in the Global African Diaspora’ on LHI Book Club...
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