Introduction

14 June 2020

Recent Episodes

Season 01 | Episode 12: The Dark Age

17 October 2020 / 11 mins 29 secs

We will learn how the construction of the Great Wall of China impacted the history of India by setting off a domino effect resulting in yet another series of invasions. And we will unravel the mystery of why this time is called the Dark Age?

Topic: History of India - Ancient India. Timeline: 220 BCE - 320 CE.

Season 01 | Episode 11: Invasions galore

10 October 2020 / 7 mins 59 secs

We will talk about the foreign powers who invaded and ruled over the Indian subcontinent, after the fall of the Mauryan Empire.

Topic: History of India - Ancient India. Timeline: 250 BCE - 130 BCE.

Season 01 | Episode 10: Splinters and fragments

3 October 2020 / 15 mins 44 secs

We will talk about the Indian Dynasties, who, after the fall of the Maurya Empire, ruled various parts of India, while foreign invaders were lurking around the corners of the subcontinent.

Topic: History of India - Ancient India. Timeline: 185 BCE - 225 CE.

Making sense with Preethi Parthasarathy | Get off the beaten track!

26 September 2020 / 37 mins 15 secs

While the iconic Taj Mahal, incredible Amber Fort in Jaipur and holy River Ganges in Varanasi easily find their way to the top of every traveler’s wish list, there’s so much more to see and do in India that often gets forgotten. Start planning your off the beaten track adventure to India now and discover gems for yourself.

Topic: Making sense series.

Making sense with Abhay Maheshwari | Why do we tell stories?

19 September 2020 / 35 mins 49 secs

India being a land of diverse cultures has various styles of storytelling. Some are narrated, some are told through the medium of dance and music, and some employ props like puppets and masks. There are beautiful stories everywhere- behind our Gods, imagery used in our shrines & temples, our festivals and what not. We love stories so much. But did you ever wonder why? Why did we start telling stories in the first place? And why are they so important?

Topic: Making sense series.

Making sense with Pitamber Kaushik | Who created the creator?

12 September 2020 / 26 mins 34 secs

Hinduism includes a range of viewpoints about the origin of life, and evolution. There is no single story of creation, due to dynamic diversity of Hinduism, and these are derived from various sources like Vedas, Brahmanas, Puranas; some are philosophical, based on concepts, and others are narratives. And hence the concept of God or The Creator also varies from one tradition to another. But how the idea of God came into being and how did it evolve over time?

Topic: Making sense series.

Season 01 | Episode 09: The realm of Tamil dynasties

5 September 2020 / 12 mins 35 secs

We will talk about the lands deep south, the realm of three famous Tamil dynasties- Pandyas, Cholas & Cheras, collectively known as Tamilakam.

Topic: History of India - Ancient India. Timeline: 600 BCE - 300 CE.

Season 01 | Special episode 03: State Emblem of India

29 August 2020 / 6 mins 31 secs

What is the National Emblem of the Republic of India? Which emblem do we see in front of every government document and building, on every Indian currency and on Indian passport? Along with the words “Satyamev Jayate”.

Topic: History of India - Ancient India.

Season 01 | Episode 08: Aśoka, a journey from monarch to monk

22 August 2020 / 13 mins 49 secs

Amidst the tens of thousands of names of monarchs that crowd the columns of history, their majesties and graciousnesses and serenities and royal highnesses and the like, the name of Ashoka shines, and shines bright. Have you wondered why?

Topic: History of India - Ancient India. Timeline: 265 BCE - 185 BCE.

Season 01 | Episode 07: Era of The Peacock

15 August 2020 / 11 mins 44 secs

The Mauryan Empire was the largest political entity that has existed in the Indian subcontinent. We will meet the rulers of the empire, who worked really hard to take it to its heights.

Topic: History of India - Ancient India. Timeline: 322 BCE - 265 BCE.

Season 01 | Episode 06: Ascent of an empire

9 August 2020 / 10 mins 03 secs

We will meet those heroes who laid the foundation of the first empire in the Indian subcontinent. They not only were courageous but also very smart and analyzed the chaotic situation around them very well and made the right moves at the right time.

Topic: History of India - Ancient India. Timeline: 345 BCE - 322 BCE.

Season 01 | Episode 05: Rise of Dynasties

2 August 2020 / 11 mins 43 secs

In this episode of Namaskar India, we will find out who will become the winner amongst the Mahajanapadas in the conquest of power and resources? And will also bear witness to the rise of dynasties in the Indian subcontinent.

Topic: History of India - Ancient India. Timeline: 550 BCE - 345 BCE.

Season 01 | Episode 04: The enlightened ones

26 July 2020 / 14 mins 25 secs

Why there are so many religions and why do we have them anyway? What were the religious transformations the society was going through during this time period? Till now Hinduism was the only player. But that was about to change very soon.

Topic: History of India - Ancient India. Timeline: 600 BCE - 500 BCE.

Season 01 | Special episode 02: Varna Vyavastha

19 July 2020 / 8 mins 12 secs

In this special episode, we will talk about the so-called caste system and the divine theory associated with it. And why it made sense in historic times but not anymore.

Topic: History of India - Ancient India.

Season 01 | Special episode 01: Through the lens of present

12 July 2020 / 5 mins 44 secs

In this special episode, we will talk about linguistics, archaeology and DNA genetics studies, which helped us in unraveling many mysteries of our history.

Topic: History of India - Ancient India.

Season 01 | Episode 03: Aryavarta

05 July 2020 / 17 mins 03 secs

Who were the Aryans? Where did they come from? Why do Sanskrit has a lot of similarities with Indo-European languages like Latin & Greek? Why do a lot of Rigvedic gods have a lot of similarities with Greek mythology gods? We will find out answers to these intriguing questions and more.

Topic: History of India - Ancient India. Timeline: 4000 BCE - 500 BCE.

Season 01 | Episode 02: Rise of civilization

30 June 2020 / 10 mins 03 secs

Do you know what are the other names of our country and how those happened to be? We will also find out about how life used to be in the Indus Valley Civilization and about the major power hubs of that time. And what was the reason for its disappearance.

Topic: History of India - Ancient India. Timeline: 2800 BCE - 1800 BCE.

Season 01 | Episode 01: The beginning

23 June 2020 / 12 mins 51 secs

Let us embark on the journey to understand the India we live in today. Do you think its past or its history has any impact on it? Let us go back to the beginning of time and trace our steps to the present. Find out how humans evolved from apes, what transition they went through during Paleolithic, Mesolithic & Neolithic periods and how they reached the Indian subcontinent from Africa and laid foundations of one of the early civilizations.

Topic: History of India - Ancient India. Timeline: Prehistoric - 2800 BCE.

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