When the Mughals were the preeminent power in the subcontinent, a wide array of migrants known as ‘firangis’ made India their home. Jonathan Gil Harris tells the gripping accounts of these foreigners who were healers, soldiers, artists, ascetics, pirates and courtesans.
One is a household name, a folk hero. The other was sidelined just a couple of decades after her participation in India's First War of Independence. In this episode of #LHIBookClub, historian Rudrangshu Mukherjee joins us to talk about the lives of two remarkable women - Rani Lakshmibai and Begum Hazrat Mahal.
Join us as we go back in time and get a rare peek into the life and times of the great King Krishnadevaraya who took the Vijayanagara Empire to its height. We talk to author Srinivas Reddy whose book Raya covers decades of research into contemporary sources and the literary works of Krishnadevaraya himself.
A vile plan was devised by a handful of powerful princes to not join either India or Pakistan and instead create a third dominion called Princestan consisting of the 565 princely states and retain paramountcy. However, three persons stood in the way...Author and journalist Sandeep Bamzai throws light on this subject on #LHIBookClub
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