23 episodes

Echoes of India is the story of India like you've never heard it before. Host Anirudh Kanisetti takes you on a journey through its wonders, from the Greek art of Afghanistan to the to the thriving ports of Tamil Nadu. Along the way, monks debate, queens boast, and armies roar. From philosophy to politics to economics, the past comes back to life - noisy, breathing, as thriving as the Indian subcontinent is today.

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Echoes of India is the story of India like you've never heard it before. Host Anirudh Kanisetti takes you on a journey through its wonders, from the Greek art of Afghanistan to the to the thriving ports of Tamil Nadu. Along the way, monks debate, queens boast, and armies roar. From philosophy to politics to economics, the past comes back to life - noisy, breathing, as thriving as the Indian subcontinent is today.

    S02 E10: Harsha's Laughter

    S02 E10: Harsha's Laughter

    What happened in India after the fall of the Gupta Empire? Some of the most incredible states and people in the subcontinent's history emerged. This is their story.
    Notes and sources are at https://www.anirudhkanisetti.com/home/episode-22
    Or get in touch with Anirudh @AKanisetti on Twitter or @aniruddhadevaraya on Instagram!
    You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the IVM Podcasts app on Android: https://ivm.today/android or iOS: https://ivm.today/ios, or any other podcast app.
    You can check out our website at http://www.ivmpodcasts.com/

    • 27 min
    S02 E09: End of an Era

    S02 E09: End of an Era

    This is the story of the Hun who tried to be an Indian emperor, and a story of the human costs of war: a story of grief, destruction, and of creation and inspiration against all odds.
    Notes and sources are at https://www.anirudhkanisetti.com/home/episode-21
    Or get in touch with Anirudh @AKanisetti on Twitter or @aniruddhadevaraya on Instagram!
    You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the IVM Podcasts app on Android: https://ivm.today/android or iOS: https://ivm.today/ios, or any other podcast app.
    You can check out our website at http://www.ivmpodcasts.com/

    • 24 min
    S02 E08: A Day in Ancient Ujjain

    S02 E08: A Day in Ancient Ujjain

    What was life in an ancient Indian city like? What were its sights and smells, and what kind of eccentric characters would it have been home to? Join us on a walk through Ujjain, one of South Asia's oldest cities, to find out.
    Notes and sources are at https://www.anirudhkanisetti.com/home/episode-20
    Or get in touch with Anirudh @AKanisetti on Twitter or @aniruddhadevaraya on Instagram!
    You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the IVM Podcasts app on Android: https://ivm.today/android or iOS: https://ivm.today/ios, or any other podcast app.
    You can check out our website at http://www.ivmpodcasts.com/

    • 25 min
    S02 E07: When The Huns Invaded India

    S02 E07: When The Huns Invaded India

    In the 5th century, two of the ancient world's superpowers - Rome and India - were threatened by massive migrations of nomadic peoples. But while the Western Roman Empire collapsed, the Gupta Empire managed to defeat them. How? The answer lies in the story of the shadowy figure known as Skanda-Gupta.
    Notes and sources are at https://www.anirudhkanisetti.com/home/episode-18
    Or get in touch with Anirudh @AKanisetti on Twitter or @aniruddhadevaraya on Instagram!
    You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the IVM Podcasts app on Android: https://ivm.today/android or iOS: https://ivm.today/ios, or any other podcast app.
    You can check out our website at http://www.ivmpodcasts.com/

    • 31 min
    S02 E06: A Game of Thrones and Temples

    S02 E06: A Game of Thrones and Temples

    The same century that saw the collapse of the Western Roman Empire also saw the rise of the great temple-building movements that transformed India's society and economy - but these played out in a deadly family drama that would lead to the end of the Guptas and Vakatakas.
    Notes and sources are at https://www.anirudhkanisetti.com/home/episode-18
    Get in touch with Anirudh on Twitter @AKanisetti and on Instagram @aniruddhadevaraya.
    You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the IVM Podcast App on Android: https://ivm.today/android or iOS: https://ivm.today/ios
    You can check out our website at http://www.ivmpodcasts.com/

    • 32 min
    S02 E05: A Chinese Monk in Ancient India

    S02 E05: A Chinese Monk in Ancient India

    How did South Asian Buddhism catch on in China? How did the interaction between South and East Asia shape the intellectual and economic evolution of Eurasia? Luckily for us, in the early 400s CE, the remarkable 60-year old Chinese monk Faxian actually walked all the way to India to collect scriptures from his holy land in an epic journey of nearly twenty years, helping us answer these difficult questions. This is his story, a tale of human resilience and grit that still resonates 1600 years from now.
    Notes and sources are at https://www.anirudhkanisetti.com/home/episode-17
    You can also get in touch with Anirudh @AKanisetti on Twitter or @aniruddhadevaraya on Instagram.
    You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the new and improved IVM Podcast App on Android: https://ivm.today/android
    or iOS: https://ivm.today/ios
    You can check out our website at http://www.ivmpodcasts.com/

    • 28 min

Customer Reviews

Tawa bob ( the builder) ,

Amazing and Unique

I absolutely love the tone and modenity Anirudh brings to "medieval" Indian history. Simultaneously informing about the past and helping reflect about modern India, this podcast gives a fresh and interesting view to an important and under-popularised period of history that is very relevant today.

gopsin ,

Compelling and informative!

I discovered this podcast yesterday and ended up finishing a whole season! Every episode is a well crafted documentary in story telling format! It is refreshing to find South Asian perspectives on South Asian history!

GaryBridgman ,

Compelling and informative

Fans of "The History of Rome," "History of the world in 100 objects" and perhaps even "Hardcore History" will appreciate the content, delivery and format of "Echoes of India."

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