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.
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.
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!
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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