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Ep. 790: A brief passage through history of Humanitarian Corridors

With war raging on multiple fronts in Ukraine and several cities under siege, Humanitarian corridors are allowing temporary respite to citizens. Priyal Lyncia D’Almeida and Ruturaj Gowaikar discuss these corridors in current and historical contexts.

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Ep. 728: From Romans to MDGs: The Stories of Public Health

Did you know it was approximately 600 years ago when quarantine was used for the first time? Indeed, the origins of public health may be traced back many centuries. In this episode, Mahek Nankani and Harshit Kukreja discuss some fascinating stories about the growth of public health from around the world. Tune in for some engrossing and thought-provoking tale.

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Ep. 662: Tibet Before the Dalai Lamas

The Tibetan Plateau is one of Asia’s most important geopolitical regions, and it has shaped the history and culture of the continent in deep and abiding ways. Anirudh Kanisetti speaks to researcher Shivam Bahuguna to understand the intricacies of medieval Tibet.

(Correction: The scholar mentioned by Shivam is Diane Weston, not Diane Watson).

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Ep. 619: The Queens of Medieval Kashmir

Royal men and their conquests dominate our imagination of medieval India – but they are merely one part of an enormously diverse and complex group of societies. Medieval Kashmir offers fascinating examples of how women could rise to power and rule as successfully as any man. From women’s erasure in history-writing to the legacy of the queens of medieval Kashmir, academic and author Dr...

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ಭಾರತೀಯ ಸಂಗೀತ ದರ್ಶನ. The Indian Music Experience.

Musician and Museum Director Manasi Prasad talks to host Pavan Srinath about the history of Indian music, and how an interactive museum can inform and inspire a new generation of musicians and music lovers. [iframe src=’; width=’100%’ height=’600′ frameborder=’0′ scrolling=’no’ allow=’autoplay’] ಸಂಗೀತ ವಿದುಷಿ ಮತ್ತು ಸಂಗ್ರಹಾಲಯ...

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Ep. 73: 1857 की लड़ाई का आँखों देखा हाल

  It’s rare to find a narration of earthshaking political events by a commoner of those times. That’s precisely why Vishnu Bhat Godse Varsaikar’s Maazaa Pravaas is special. This book provides an eyewitness account of the 1857 mutiny. In this puliyabaazi, we discuss a few counter-intuitive and lesser-known facts from that era based on Varsaikar’s account. १८५७ की लड़ाई से हर भारतीय कुछ हद तक...

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ಕರ್ನಾಟಕದ ವೀರಗಲ್ಲುಗಳು. Karnataka’s Veeragallus.

This is episode 48 of Thalé-Haraté, a weekly Kannada podcast hosted by Pavan Srinath, Surya Prakash BS and Ganesh Chakravarthi. [iframe src=”; height=”90″ width=”640] ತಲೆ-ಹರಟೆ ಕನ್ನಡ ಪಾಡ್ಕಾಸ್ಟ್ ಗೆ ಇಂದು ಮೊದಲ ವರ್ಷದ ಸಂಭ್ರಮಾಚರಣೆ. ನಮ್ಮನ್ನು ಸತತವಾಗಿ ಹುರಿದುಂಬಿಸುತ್ತಿರುವ ಕೇಳುಗರಿಗೂ ಮತ್ತು ತಮ್ಮ ಅಮೂಲ್ಯವಾದ ಸಮಯವನ್ನೂ ತಿಳುವಳಿಕೆಯನ್ನೂ ನಮ್ಮ ಜೊತೆ ಹಂಚಿಕೊಳ್ಳುತ್ತಿರುವ ಅತಿಥಿಗಳಿಗೂ ನಾವು ಚಿರ ಋಣಿ...

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ತುಳುನಾಡ ಮಡಿಲಲ್ಲಿ. Glimpses of Tulunadu.

This is episode 45 of Thalé-Haraté, a weekly Kannada podcast hosted by Pavan Srinath, Surya Prakash BS and Ganesh Chakravarthi. [iframe src=”; height=”90″ width=”640] ತುಳು ಎಂಬುದು ಬರೇ ಒಂದು ಭಾಷೆ ಅಲ್ಲ. ಆ ಪ್ರದೇಶದಲ್ಲಿ ಆದರೆ ಆದ ಸಂಸ್ಕೃತಿ, ಸಂಪ್ರದಾಯಗಳು ಮೂಡಿ ಬಂದಿವೆ. ನಮ್ಮ ೪೫ ಸಂಚಿಕೆಯಲ್ಲಿ ಗಣೇಶ್ ಚಕ್ರವರ್ತಿ ಅವರು ತುಳುನಾಡಿನ ವ್ಯಶಿಷ್ಯತೇಗಾಲ ಬಗ್ಗೆ ಒಂದು ಸಂಕ್ಷಿಪ್ತವಾದ ಚರ್ಚೆ ಮಾಡುತ್ತಾರೆ ಕಾರ್ತಿಕ್...

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ಬ್ಯುಖಾನನ್ ರವರ ಕರ್ನಾಟಕ ಪಯಣ. Buchanan’s Journey.

This is episode 29 of Thalé-Haraté, a weekly Kannada podcast hosted by Pavan Srinath, Surya Prakash BS and Ganesh Chakravarthi. [iframe src=”; height=”90″ width=”640] ಇನ್ನೂರು ವರ್ಷಗಳ ಹಿಂದೆ ಕರ್ನಾಟಕದಲ್ಲಿನ ಜೀವನ, ಸಮಾಜ ಮತ್ತು ಆರ್ಥಿಕ ವ್ಯವಸ್ಥೆ ಹೇಗಿತ್ತು? ಬ್ರಿಟೀಷರ ಆಳ್ವಿಕೆಗಿಂತ ಮುಂಚೆ ರಾಜ್ಯಭಾರ ಹೇಗೆ ನಡೆಯುತ್ತಿತ್ತು? ಟಿಪ್ಪು ಸುಲ್ತಾನಿನ ಸೋಲಿನ ನಂತರ ಈಸ್ಟ್ ಇಂಡಿಯಾ ಕಂಪನಿಯ ಕೋರಿಕೆ ಮೇಲೆ ಫ್ರಾನ್ಸಿಸ್...

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Our Colorful Past

Indian history is wild fun. Historian Manu Pillai joins Amit Varma in episode 127 of The Seen and the Unseen to regale him with stories from his latest book. The subjects discussed include caste, gender, narrative manipulation, mad elephants and men blown out of cannons.

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ರಾಷ್ಟ್ರೀಯತೆ ಮತ್ತು ಭಾಷೆ. Nationalism and language.

This is episode 27 of Thalé-Haraté, a weekly Kannada podcast hosted by Pavan Srinath, Surya Prakash BS and Ganesh Chakravarthi. [iframe src=”; height=”90″ width=”640] ಭಾಷೆ ಮತ್ತು ರಾಷ್ಟ್ರೀಯತೆಯ ನಡುವಿನ ಸಂಬಂಧವೇನು? ಯೂರೋಪಿನ ರಾಷ್ಟ್ರೀಯತೆ ಭಾರತೀಯ ರಾಷ್ಟ್ರೀಯತೆಗಿಂತ ಹೇಗೆ ಭಿನ್ನವಾಗಿದೆ? ನಮ್ಮ ತಲೆ-ಹರಟೆ ಕನ್ನಡ ಪಾಡ್ಕಾಸ್ಟಿನ 27ನೇ ಕಂತಿನಲ್ಲಿ, ಡಾ| ಎ.ಪಿ. ಅಶ್ವಿನ್ ಕುಮಾರ್ ಅವರು ಪವನ್ ಶ್ರೀನಾಥ್ ಅವರ ಜೊತೆ...

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Questioning Nationalism

This is Episode 99 of The Pragati Podcast hosted by Pavan Srinath. [iframe src=”; height=”90″ width=”640] The world today is broadly organised into sovereign nation states, and we all believe that the Indian Nation exists and is thriving. But what is nationalism, at its core? How did nationalism really evolve in Europe, and are ideas like Indian nationalism and Tamil...

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The Deccan Before Shivaji

When people think of the Deccan, they think Shivaji vs Mughals. But the history of the Deccan is far richer than that -- and far racier. It's full of lust and laughter, murder and madness, sex and senselessness. Historian Manu S Pillai joins Amit Varma in episode 98 of The Seen and the Unseen to tell that fascinating story.

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