A foundational figure in India’s modern political history, the first-ever Indian MP in the British Parliament and the formulator of the Drain of Wealth theory which blamed the colonial rule for poverty and famines, Dadabhai Naoroji was the man whom Mahatma Gandhi referred to as the “father of the nation”.
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...
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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