21 episodes

Welcome to Ithihasa, an Indic History Podcast that explores India’s past. I will take you back in time to examine what I think has either been overlooked or misunderstood.

I want to nudge People and make them appreciate our past. Want them to be surprised by the fact that the world today isn't much different from the past. And to explore it in a way that hopefully enlightens us.

This is my humble attempt to make it easier for you, to learn India's past in small yet manageable chunks and come out of it with a basic understanding that will enable you to form a coherent opinion when confronted with conflicting narratives.

India's past is littered with gracious amounts of intrigue, drama, tragedy and glory. I will get my hands dirty for you, by digging through the sands of time. And together we shall unearth and look at the fascinating fossils of India’s rich, painful and glorious past.

This podcast will unfold in seasons. Each season will go in depth into different periods of India's history. We will kickoff the show with the first season on the mighty Vijayanagara Empire and follow it up other exciting eras and empires that have lasting impact on the India we know today.

Understand how India interacted with rest of the world in our ancient past, how warfare evolved on the subcontinent, how its culture spread & how it infused outside influence.

We will go where the history books in school and TRP driven News outlets rarely go. And in the process get in touch with our own civilizational roots and identity. Hopefully we shall discover what it truly means to be an Indian.

Ithihasa India History Podcast Narendra Vikram D

    • History
    • 5.0, 14 Ratings

Welcome to Ithihasa, an Indic History Podcast that explores India’s past. I will take you back in time to examine what I think has either been overlooked or misunderstood.

I want to nudge People and make them appreciate our past. Want them to be surprised by the fact that the world today isn't much different from the past. And to explore it in a way that hopefully enlightens us.

This is my humble attempt to make it easier for you, to learn India's past in small yet manageable chunks and come out of it with a basic understanding that will enable you to form a coherent opinion when confronted with conflicting narratives.

India's past is littered with gracious amounts of intrigue, drama, tragedy and glory. I will get my hands dirty for you, by digging through the sands of time. And together we shall unearth and look at the fascinating fossils of India’s rich, painful and glorious past.

This podcast will unfold in seasons. Each season will go in depth into different periods of India's history. We will kickoff the show with the first season on the mighty Vijayanagara Empire and follow it up other exciting eras and empires that have lasting impact on the India we know today.

Understand how India interacted with rest of the world in our ancient past, how warfare evolved on the subcontinent, how its culture spread & how it infused outside influence.

We will go where the history books in school and TRP driven News outlets rarely go. And in the process get in touch with our own civilizational roots and identity. Hopefully we shall discover what it truly means to be an Indian.

    Vijayanagara: Foundation p6: Special: A Phoenix Rises

    Vijayanagara: Foundation p6: Special: A Phoenix Rises

    FOUNDATION SPECIAL

    We will mainly try to understand how Harihara and Bukka burst onto the scene which was already being dominated by powerful forces like Veera Bhallala of Hoysala and Tughlaq Sultanate in the Deccan and the South.

    • 54 min
    Vijayanagara: Foundation p6: Prelude to A Phoenix Rises

    Vijayanagara: Foundation p6: Prelude to A Phoenix Rises

    Experience a little bit suspense, drama and tension before we jump into an epic near hour long full episode that goes super in depth in the birth of a glorious empire and crown jewel of South Indian History.

    It's handmade with love for all the fantastic listeners and history buffs out there.

    • 4 min
    Vijayanagara: Listener Feedback and Show Updates

    Vijayanagara: Listener Feedback and Show Updates

    A special shout out to these 4 reviewers:

    1. Shiva Kumar Subramanian from India.
    2. Chandrika from Bangalore, India.
    3. Awesomesita user from USA.
    4. PreetiUM user from USA.

    • 11 min
    Vijayanagara: Foundation p5: Sangama Rahasya

    Vijayanagara: Foundation p5: Sangama Rahasya

    We will explore the accounts, legends and evidence surrounding the founders of Vijayanagara, The Sangama Brothers. Harihara I and Bukka I are two enigmatic figures in the story of Vijayanagara's Origins. Without understanding all the narratives surrounding, one can never truly understand the birth of this glorious Hindu Empire and the Rise Of Sangamas.

    Bonus Bit included in the first 2 minutes.

    • 47 min
    Vijayanagara: Foundation p4: Blood Of The Last Hoysala

    Vijayanagara: Foundation p4: Blood Of The Last Hoysala

    The eventual inauguration of the Vijayanagara Empire under the Sangamas is a direct result of the sincere attempts for a Final Redemption by the Last Great Hoyasala. The blood of Veera Bhallala III's sacrifice ran through the veins of the Womb that carried the seeds of the glorious Vijayanagara.

    • 44 min
    Vijayanagara: Foundation p3: The Ashes Of Kampili

    Vijayanagara: Foundation p3: The Ashes Of Kampili

    Let’s pick up from where we left in the last episode. We ended the previous episode with the ascension of Muhammud Bin Tughlaq and his quick subjugation of Pandyas, Kakatiyas and Yadavas. And he is getting ready to launch campaigns against the mighty Hoyasalas and the small kingdom of Kampili.

    • 40 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
14 Ratings

14 Ratings

chandraMama ,

Captured my interest - and I am not a history enthusiast

A few months ago I watched an interview where a famous celebrity said that the one thing she feels at loss always is that she knows very little about her history or heritage. That sat with me even after months and I pondered how blessed are some of us who have a treasure trove of it. This podcast reinforced that thought, once again. I was always the student who was bored in history class but I effortlessly cruised through quite a few episodes of Ithihaasa and that should say volumes ! Right from the background music to the tone of narrator to the unbiased points of view, each episode takes the listener through untold or forgotten and neglected mile posts in the sands of time. As I was listening, an illustrated animation video of Tallikota or parallel conspirings or kings, the pillage, went on in my head and I think that can happen only if there is clarity of thought from the narrator. I thoroughly enjoyed and I can only imagine the history buffs out there to have “kid in a candy store” experience.

SriKiran N ,

Amazing Indian History podcast and nicely explained!

I am not much into History but my son can spend hours together on reading history books. I started looking at few of his books and its hard to continue after few pages. I have come across this podcast which has been nicely designed with shorter audios and can easily be understood and creates interest on History of Indian. Ithihasa is on my favourite lists I always listen to when I drive, walk or running. My heartiest Congratulations to the team who spent their time in creating these wonderful podcasts and wish them good luck with more and more episodes.

Shrey34 ,

High quality and very interesting

One of the best podcasts heard so far. Listened to a few episodes and loved each and every one. Kudos to the hard work put in, to make this a high quality and such an interesting podcast.

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