19 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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    • 4.9 • 93 Ratings

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.

    18. The Empire Implodes

    18. The Empire Implodes

    In the finale of our series on the British in India, William and Anita are joined by Sathnam Sanghera. With him they discuss the legacies of the Empire: how has it affected the politics, curriculum, and national institutions of modern Britain?

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    Producer: Callum Hill
    Exec Producer: Jack Davenport
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    • 53 min
    17. Rishi Sunak's Ancestry: Indians in East Africa

    17. Rishi Sunak's Ancestry: Indians in East Africa

    In this episode, Anita and William are joined by Mahmood Mamdani to discuss the East African Indian diaspora. How did Indians come to live in East Africa? Why did so many move to Britain? What was the role of Idi Amin in all of this?

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    • 54 min
    16. Partition

    16. Partition

    The line has been drawn. India and Pakistan have been divided. Mountbatten and Radcliffe have left. But how will ordinary people caught up in this geopolitical event fare? Listen as William and Anita are joined by Kavita Puri to discuss the impact partition had on real lives.

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    • 53 min
    15. The Last Viceroy of India

    15. The Last Viceroy of India

    In this episode, Anita and William are joined by Alex von Tunzelmann to discuss Lord Louis Mountbatten, the last Viceroy of India. Listen in to hear all about his superstar marriage to Edwina Ashley, his relationships with key figures such as Nehru and Jinnah, and the role he played in the partition of India.
     
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    Producer: Callum Hill
    Exec Producer: Jack Davenport
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    • 54 min
    14. Muhammad Ali Jinnah

    14. Muhammad Ali Jinnah

    Listen as William and Anita discuss the life of Muhammad Ali Jinnah. They will discuss the pivotal role he played in the creation of Pakistan, his rivalry with Gandhi, and the vision he had for his nation's future. Plus, we are very fortunate to be joined at the end by the wonderful Ayesha Jalal.

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    Producer: Callum Hill
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    • 1 hr 6 min
    13. The Patient Assassin

    13. The Patient Assassin

    Join William and Anita as they discuss the life of Udham Singh, who is as much man as he is myth. Coming from nothing, he killed a leopard with a knife as a toddler, then joined the revolutionary Ghadar Party, smuggled himself across the US-Mexico border, and on 13th March 1940 committed his most infamous act…

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    Producer: Callum Hill
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    • 54 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
93 Ratings

93 Ratings

Avinash Ramanath ,

How detailed and wonder filled

William Dalrymple is amazing. The narrative is very well connected. I’m learning the history of my country really well for the very first time. Thanks for this.

pranagraphy ,

Wonderful! Understand the nuances that make our history

I wish i had learned Indian history like this!

Sush75 ,

Review on Empire

Empire podcast comprises of some very Interesting , in-depth and engrossing discussions that keeps one hooked till the end . Looking forward to the podcast on the famous Kohinoor diamond.

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