History Daily

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History Daily

Lumbini: The Birthplace of the Buddha

by Nehal Rajvanshi

It is a town whose name is etched in history. Travel to Lumbini, in Nepal and rediscover the place from where the story of the Buddha began. 

Amazing India

The Terracotta Mosques of West Bengal  

They are unlike any mosques that you would have seen. But head deep into Bengal and you will find centuries old mosques made of terracotta and beautifully embellished. These mosques are a hidden gem, waiting to be discovered...

Amazing India

Korkai: India’s Pearl Port

Did you know that on the southern coast of Tamil Nadu lies an ancient Pandyan capital which was not only one of the earliest ports of India but also a centre of pearl fishing 2000 years ago? Here is the story of Korkai...

Stories that Make India

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Kalna’s Unique Shiva Temple  

It is a temple complex that has no parallel. Join us as we take you to the spectacular Naba Kailash temple in Bengal’s Ambika Kalna that represents the beads of a rudraksha.

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Ajanta Caves: Murder, Wars and Intrigue
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Ajanta Caves: Murder, Wars and Intrigue

by Akshay Chavan

The Ajanta cave paintings in Maharashtra are billed as India’s finest picture gallery from ancient times but the drama behind their construction could make for a riveting potboiler. Catch the little-known but incredible story behind these world-famous Buddhist caves and the man who pieced it together

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Baron Tavernier and the Curse of his Blue Diamond

A cursed blue diamond, a French gem trader, Mughal emperors and European kings. Read the remarkable story of Jean Baptiste Tavernier, a 17th-century traveller and merchant, who may have been haunted by his greatest find

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Sitaram Pandey: The Fascinating Memoirs of a British Indian Sepoy 

Sitaram Pandey left behind a riveting account of the lives of Indian sepoys under the British. His memoirs are the only published record by an Indian soldier of his time. Here’s a glimpse into his endearing story

Tales of Our Cities

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Imposing and hauntingly beautiful, the great fort of Tughlaqabad was also cursed. Hear the story of the sultan who wanted to build the most impregnable fort and the Sufi saint, who cast a shadow on his ambitions. Join Historian & Author Sapna Liddle in Tughlaqabad... 

Amazing India

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Amazing India

India’s Only Active Volcano  

by Krutika Haraniya 3

Catch the story of a small remote island in Andaman Sea, India’s only active volcano.

Amazing India

Kashmir’s First Settlers 

How did a 5,000 sq. km. lake transform into the Kashmir we know today? A look at Kashmir’s prehistoric past...

Amazing India

Manapad: India’s ‘Little Jerusalem’

On the windswept coast of Tamil Nadu is a fishing village believed to hold a fragment of the cross on which Jesus was crucified. Catch the fascinating story of Manapad, a pilgrimage site that’s fast attracting pilgrims of a different kind

Treasures of India

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The Nizam of Hyderabad’s jewel collection, which once had around 6,000 pieces, is considered one of the finest in the world. But what makes it so amazing? Take a look at the finest pieces of the Nizam’s jewels with jewellery historian and author Dr Usha R Balakrishnan, as she transports us to another era.