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History of Indianness

Dive into captivating conversations that unveil forgotten stories, hidden histories and the essence of Indianness. Join us on this remarkable podcast series as we shed light on narratives often missing from textbooks. Be enlightened by the untold stories and gain a deeper understanding of our shared heritage. Don’t miss out on this enlightening journey. Tune in now to immerse yourself in the hidden gems of history on our podcast. Let’s explore the forgotten chapters together.


Join us to uncover the hidden tale of the Roma community with Terezia Rostas. Explore a history that has long been overshadowed, a story that belongs not just to a specific group but to humanity. Together, let us embark on a journey to honour this history, which has remained in the shadows for far too long.

OCT 18, 2023 : 31

Delving into the heart of Manipur’s rich history, Binalakshmi Nepram unravels a compelling tale that transcends the confines of conventional textbooks. Join her as she illuminates the complexities behind the predicament that grips Manipur. With a recorded history spanning over two millennia since 33 AD, the state stands as a testament to a vibrant tapestry of diverse ethnicities, encompassing around 39 distinct groups, each contributing to the intricate fabric of this multi-ethnic, multi-religious society.

JUL 05, 2023 : 52

Through a captivating conversation, Saaz Aggarwal explains the rich cultural history of the Sindhi community and how it has been affected by the partition. She also gives insights into what identity meant to her. The memoirs she collected take us on a journey that might have perished under the layers of history if not documented.

MAR 30, 2022 : 37

Tune in to embark on a time-travelling adventure through 1.5 million years of Indian history and explore the migrations of Homo sapiens from Africa, the wonders of the Indus Valley Civilization, and the rise and fall of empires. Witness the birth of Sikhism with Guru Nanak and the significant events leading up to India’s independence.

JAN 26, 2022 : 50

Tune in to this enlightening podcast as we uncover the untold stories behind the Indian Caste system and the enigma of Urdu’s place in Pakistan’s linguistic landscape.

JAN 19, 2022 : 24

With meticulous research and an influential panel of historians, former heads of state, playwrights, and social commentators, we take you on a gripping journey through a dramatic period of history that reshaped our understanding of Indianness and exposed the community to corruption and hate.

JAN 12, 2022 : 44

The episode touches on various aspects of this historical migration, shedding light on their Gods, such as Shiva and Indra, whose beliefs laid the foundations of Classical Hinduism and Zoroastrianism. Interestingly, the migration also led to the assimilation of their culture with that of the indigenous people, giving rise to new variations, as seen in the plethora of Hindu Gods and the origin of the Caste System in India.

JAN 05, 2022 : 31

In this compelling podcast episode, host Rajan Nazran welcomes Kyneata Joseph, an esteemed assistant professor of history at the University of the Southern Caribbean (USC) in Trinidad and Tobago. Prepare for an engaging intellectual discussion as they delve into the intricate topic of indentured Indians, offering profound insights that are truly worth listening to.

MAY 19, 2021 : 57

Rajan Nazran takes us on a journey to Trinidad & Tobago, where he engages in a thought-provoking discussion with Dr Sherry-Ann Singh, a distinguished Professor of Indian History at the University of the West Indies.

FEB 10, 2021 : 41