From a mythical capital and the birthplace of Lord Rama, to its golden age under the Gupta Empire and its changing fortunes under all the dynasties that followed, Ayodhya has had a glorious and eventful past. As the city gets ready to write a new chapter, here’s a look-back at the Ayodhya that was...
A cultural renaissance driven by thriving trade in southern India birthed the three most powerful dynasties of the Sangam Era – the Cheras, Cholas and Pandyas of ‘Tamil Country’. We dig deep to get a rare glimpse into their times, their cities and the legacy they left behind.
For centuries, India and Afghanistan shared a common history, much of it sadly erased by war and terrorist violence. Dr Anna Filigenzi of the Italian Archaeological Mission to Afghanistan, discusses the country’s pre-Islamic past, its Hindu Shahi legacy and the strides the organisation has made in the war-torn region
What do the historic sites of Bidar, Mandu, Naldurg, Telangana’s Ramappa Temple and the Ajanta and Ellora caves have in common? Well, it’s the legendary archaeologist Ghulam Yazdani, who was the first to study and document these sites. Yet he is barely remembered. We trace his journey