36 min

The Great Extinguishing: Memories of the Death of Buddha and the Rise of Magadha Echoes Of India: A History Podcast

    • History

Death inevitably comes to us all. But how do memories of the dead shape our world? Witness the last months and hours of Siddhartha Gautama as he travels across the Gangetic Plains desperately trying to protect his legacy - and see what our struggles against death teach us about the nature of history and history telling.
Anirudh is trying to bring the history of South Asia alive though hard research and great storytelling. Please help him out on this labour of love at

https://www.buymeacoffee.com/akanisetti
Notes and sources will be available at https://www.anirudhkanisetti.com - sign up for updates!
Follow Anirudh on Instagram @aniryuddha, @cholabhaturaempire, or @connectedhistories for more irreverent, critically-researched content on South Asia's incredible history.

Death inevitably comes to us all. But how do memories of the dead shape our world? Witness the last months and hours of Siddhartha Gautama as he travels across the Gangetic Plains desperately trying to protect his legacy - and see what our struggles against death teach us about the nature of history and history telling.
Anirudh is trying to bring the history of South Asia alive though hard research and great storytelling. Please help him out on this labour of love at

https://www.buymeacoffee.com/akanisetti
Notes and sources will be available at https://www.anirudhkanisetti.com - sign up for updates!
Follow Anirudh on Instagram @aniryuddha, @cholabhaturaempire, or @connectedhistories for more irreverent, critically-researched content on South Asia's incredible history.

36 min

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