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HistoryChatter offers an informed take on our shared pasts.

Designed and performed by Anirban Bandyopadhyay (Ph.D.), a trained historian and writer, the podcast offers a perspective on the past that shows how multiple interpretations of our pasts and our histories emerge.

HistoryChatter believes diversity is not, difference and that difference does not produce inferiority of superiority. More importantly, it believes the past is made of many stories, and many more stories about the past will never be known.
Yet, the past is a necessity to understand how the present has come about and where it is heading.
HistoryChatter is about stories about the past that walk us through the present. It believes  good history can be done with fun.

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    • 3.3 • 46 Ratings

HistoryChatter offers an informed take on our shared pasts.

Designed and performed by Anirban Bandyopadhyay (Ph.D.), a trained historian and writer, the podcast offers a perspective on the past that shows how multiple interpretations of our pasts and our histories emerge.

HistoryChatter believes diversity is not, difference and that difference does not produce inferiority of superiority. More importantly, it believes the past is made of many stories, and many more stories about the past will never be known.
Yet, the past is a necessity to understand how the present has come about and where it is heading.
HistoryChatter is about stories about the past that walk us through the present. It believes  good history can be done with fun.

Subscribe to "Historychatter" & receive updates about our latest episodes.

Historychatter is an Ep.Log Media production.

    Bombayness and its pickle factory: a conversation with Amrit Gangar | Bombay Born 10

    Bombayness and its pickle factory: a conversation with Amrit Gangar | Bombay Born 10

    In the tenth and final episode of the series Bombay Born, I talk to Amrit Gangar, who has researching and writing on films and Bombay for over forty years now. A scholar, curator, archivist and the quintessential Bombayite,

    Mr. Gangar spoke to me about the unique qualities of Bombay or Mumbai as a city, how Bombay emerged as the capital of movie making in India, and some landmark films on Mumbai as a city. Finally, we agree that films have performed as an archive of the city over the last hundred years, yet there is a crying need to systematically preserve older films, most of which have already perished.

     

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    The Voice of Bombay | Bombay Born 9

    The Voice of Bombay | Bombay Born 9

    The Bombay Chronicle emerged as the voice of Bombay by the early twentieth century. Between the 1910s and 1950s, but especially since the 1920s, it reflected the diverse interests of Bombay and yet always managed to remain loyal to the mainstream of Indian nationalism. This episode of HistoryChatter, of episode 9 of the series Bombay Born, recalls the career of this unique publication, through the career of two of its most distinguished editors.

    Join us on this 10-part journey as we decode, the rise of Bombay

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    • 28 min
    The 1890s Housing Crisis in Bombay | Bombay Born 8

    The 1890s Housing Crisis in Bombay | Bombay Born 8

    Bombay was transformed from a prosperous port city to a major industrial metropolis largely through the expansion of the cotton textile industry. The growing mill industry called for labor.

    The influx also brought forth fresh challenges. Housing and sanitation for the vast incoming population, schools for their children, and medical aid called for urgent solutions. The Bombay City Improvement Trust was set up and along came the chawl, one of the most distinctive institutions of Bambay turned Mumbai, which has since defined the energies of the city in the political, economic, social and cultural domains in multiple ways.

    Join us on this 10-part journey as we decode, the rise of Bombay

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    • 21 min
    The first Modern Hotels in Bombay | Bombay Born 7

    The first Modern Hotels in Bombay | Bombay Born 7

    Bombay did not have respectable hotels even during the 1850s. There were some taverns but they did not attract the respectable folks, who usually found accommodation with friends or family. An enterprising Parsi set up the earliest modern hotel in Bombay with an in-house restaurant. I take up the early History of Hotels in Bombay in episode 7 of the series Bombay born. The episode focuses closely on the Watson’s Hotel, the first five-star hotel, as it were, in India, which is also where cinema, or moving images, was screened for the first time in India in July 1896. In fact, I begin with the advertisement about that very event.

    Join us on this 10-part journey as we decode, the rise of Bombay

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    • 28 min
    Post Haste in Bombay | Bombay Born 6

    Post Haste in Bombay | Bombay Born 6

    One of the factors which gradually rescued Mumbai or Bombay from the effects of the crash of 1865 was the development of an improved communication system. Episode 6 of Bombay Bombay born recalls the dramatic history of the postal services in Bombay, through the eyes of the businessmen of the times.

    The episode maps the communication revolution in nineteenth and early twentieth century Bombay, beginning with a colourful description of the private agencies which carried or delivered posts when postage stamps or postcards had not been in circulation.

    Join us on this 10-part journey as we decode, the rise of Bombay

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    • 28 min
    Scam 1865: Bank Of Bombay Falls | Bombay Born 5

    Scam 1865: Bank Of Bombay Falls | Bombay Born 5

    Mumbai or Bombay was struck by the first major share market scandal in India in 1865.

    The American Civil War and the sudden cotton export boom it had caused suddenly brought massive fortunes in the hands of speculators. From merchant princes to lowly menials, everyone in Bombay jumped right into the speculation mania.

    In the second part of understanding the effects of the cotton bubble burst, we look into the details to learn the reasons behind the burst and how a few leading brains had more or less consciously manufactured the crisis.

    Join us on this 10-part journey as we decode, the rise of Bombay

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Customer Reviews

3.3 out of 5
46 Ratings

46 Ratings

aadarash ,

artifacts

the content and the overall delivery of the podcats is good but for me i think it needs to be recorderd in better enviornment , with better equipments and the post production needs to be absolute great. right now the sound quality is okay but there's too much noise and a very big so annoying clicking sound on and on and on again that i couldn't stand it and had to stop listening to this podcast.

please don't get me wrong the content is great but the output needs to be great too. thank you.

i really like history and indian history in general and hope i could come back to this podcast again soon...

thanks & regards
aadarash

Asit Kunar Patnaik, Painter ,

Terrific Show

Thank you so much Anirban. I have been following your podcast for a while now. It is both informative and entertaining. It presents complicated historical issues in a compact and accessible manner. For those not formally trained in history, but with an active interest in it, it is a great source of learning. Your language is accessible and your delivery is clear. The latest episode on the crash of 1865 in Bombay was riveting. I often recommend it to my friends and contacts. I am not at all surprised that it is the top history podcast from India now.

Please keep it up and continue to regale us with delightful nuggets from the past. I am looking forward to see the show rise up to the top five.

HarshadRane ,

Poor Audio Quality

Interesting topics but audio quality is pushing me off.

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