10 episodes

How do empires rise? Why do they fall? And how have they shaped the world around us today?

William Dalrymple and Anita Anand explore the stories, personalities and events of empire over the course of history.

The first series looks at the British in India, covering the East India Company, the Raj, Gandhi, Independence and Partition.

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How do empires rise? Why do they fall? And how have they shaped the world around us today?

William Dalrymple and Anita Anand explore the stories, personalities and events of empire over the course of history.

The first series looks at the British in India, covering the East India Company, the Raj, Gandhi, Independence and Partition.

    9. The Curse of the Koh-i-Noor

    9. The Curse of the Koh-i-Noor

    Intense paranoia, palatial looting, and murder. Join Anita and William as they discuss the bloody origins of The Curse of the Koh-i-Noor.

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    • 40 min
    8. The Koh-i-Noor Diamond

    8. The Koh-i-Noor Diamond

    A single stone has been fought over for at least 250 years by four different empires, and now sits in the Queen Consort's crown as part of the British royal family's Crown Jewels. William and Anita trace the murky history of one of the world's most famous diamonds.
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    • 52 min
    7. Mahatma Gandhi

    7. Mahatma Gandhi

    In the latest episode of Empire, William and Anita are joined by Ram Guha to explore the incredible life and story of Mahatma Gandhi.

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    • 1 hr 3 min
    6. Queen Elizabeth II & Empire (with David Olusoga)

    6. Queen Elizabeth II & Empire (with David Olusoga)

    Anita and Willie are joined by David Olusoga for a special episode of Empire, where they discuss the Queen, the Commonwealth, the future of the monarchy and the long shadow of Empire.

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    • 38 min
    5. The Jallianwala Bagh Massacre

    5. The Jallianwala Bagh Massacre

    In the latest episode of Empire, Willie and Anita dive into the story of the Jallianwala Bagh massacre, alongside Professor Kim Wagner. Plus a discussion as to whether analysing the darker parts of a country’s history is the same as talking it down.

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    • 47 min
    4. Between Two Massacres: 1857-1919

    4. Between Two Massacres: 1857-1919

    Join William and Anita for the latest episode of Empire, which picks up in the aftermath of the 1857 Rebellion and the establishment of the British Raj.
    The episode covers the birth of Gandhi, the arrival of Michael O'Dwyer, Indian soldiers in the First World War, and the lead up to the Jallianwala Bagh massacre.

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    • 42 min

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