'The Light of Asia' is an epic poem by Sir Edwin Arnold, first published in 1879. It is a narrative of the life and message of the Buddha. Rajya Sabha MP and former Union Minister, Jairam Ramesh uncovers and narrates the fascinating story of this deeply consequential and compelling poem that has shaped our thinking of an ancient sage and his teachings.
As Sardar Patel's deputy, VP Menon was unarguably the architect of the modern India. Yet startlingly little is known about this bureaucrat, patriot and visionary. We talk to his biographer, historian Narayani Basu, on #LHIBookClub
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!
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