The earliest Tamil literature on record paints a vivid picture of what life was like in Southern India over 2,000 years ago. Journey through Tamilakam or ‘Tamil country’, via the prose and poetry of the Sangam Era, when an intriguing blend of fact, myth and legend evolved
The amorous poetry of an ancient Indian king and the women writers of his time tell us about everyday life during the Satavahana dynasty, the status of women then, and how society was stratified. Discover all this and more in one of the oldest extant anthologies of poetry in the Indian subcontinent
In the confusion that followed the fall of the Mauryan empire, as waves of Central Asians and Parthians marched into India, a new empire rose in the Deccan. They went on to rule for over 300 years and create some of the most exquisite works, which they left behind. We tell you the story of the Satavahanas - the Deccan’s first Empire builders
Around the 1st century CE, an Indo-Scythian dynasty rose to control large parts of modern-day Gujarat and Malwa. The reign of the Western Kshatrapas marks an important chapter in Indian history and yet very little is known about them. We trace their story...
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