Hello!  My name is Vivek Vasan and this is the introduction to Historical India Podcast. Here, I’ll tell you a little about myself and the plans for the Podcast series going forward.

 

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Episode 0 – Introduction
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  • December 15, 2015 at 9:25 pm
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    Hi Vivek, it was very interesting to listen to your podcast. Superb delivery. Eagerly waiting for your future episodes.

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  • December 20, 2015 at 11:13 pm
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    Looking forward for further episodes

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  • December 21, 2015 at 11:07 am
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    Vivek,
    Great research and very well presented. 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽 Looking forward to the rest. Keep up the awesome work.

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  • February 20, 2016 at 9:05 pm
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    hi vivek,
    A solid introduction of what you are planning to podcast. Already the pace is set. a genuine unbiased understanding of our ancient history from the eyes of an Indian is the need of the hour. I am happy you are bringing it out.Looking for ward to the podcasts.
    All the best

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    • February 21, 2016 at 11:11 am
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      Hi Rajeswari,

      Thank you, that’s the plan. Happy to hear you’re enjoying the podcasts. Stay tuned for more.

      Vivek

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  • March 14, 2016 at 11:56 pm
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    Hey vivek,
    Nice delivery and content. Great work (y)

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    • March 15, 2016 at 8:55 pm
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      Hi Rahul,

      Thank you! Glad you’re enjoying it

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  • March 21, 2016 at 9:10 am
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    Hi, Vivek,
    Very happy to find this podcast and looking forward to hearing future episodes! Perhaps you could put the website address in the description of the podcasts so it is easier to find?
    Many thanks, and continue the good work!

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    • March 22, 2016 at 6:53 am
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      Hi, thank you for listening, happy to know you’re liking it. I’ll add the address in the description, that’s a good idea.
      Cheers
      Vivek

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  • April 11, 2016 at 1:53 pm
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    Hi Vivek,

    I have just listened to the Intro and Episode 1. I am impressed with your fluent and unself-conscious presentation of Indian history which can sometimes be very contentious – and pompous! You are neither, perhaps because you are not a student of history at all, just a proud Indian who wants to tell us the story of our civilisation FROM OUR POINT OF VIEW and not via a colonial pen or tongue. Thank you, very refreshing. Is there a PDF version of the text available on the internet please? If so, where? Are you available on the phone or on Skype? I live in New Delhi
    Romi Chopra

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    • April 17, 2016 at 9:41 pm
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      Hi Romesh,

      Thank you so much for your kind words. You’re right, I’m not a historian, but I wanted to add an Indian voice to the history podcasts out there and hopefully bring a balanced picture of Indian history. Unfortunately, I don’t have any transcripts out, just publishing the episodes (and all the reading!) takes up most of my time. Hopefully, sometime in the not too distant future, I’ll work something out. I’m always available by email, and you can reach me any time. Hope you continue to enjoy the episodes.

      Vivek

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  • June 16, 2016 at 1:55 pm
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    Hi Vivek, I’ve been looking for a podcast that tells me about the history of India. I’m reading a book presently called “India a History ” by John Keay. It also starts some five thousand years ago.

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    • June 17, 2016 at 8:32 pm
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      Hi Gautam, so it’s great you found the Historical India Podcast! 🙂 That one’s in my collection too and a good way to get an overview of Indian history. Hope you’re enjoying listening and do tell you friends and leave a comment and rating on Itunes. Well, I try and be as comprehensive as I can be! 🙂

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  • July 26, 2016 at 7:29 am
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    Amazing podcast Vivek,
    Wish you all the very best

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  • September 9, 2016 at 12:21 am
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    Hello Vivek
    It’s always amazing listening you.
    Great work shows your holistic research. Thank you.
    BTW love your voice and also the music.😊

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    • September 13, 2016 at 3:53 pm
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      Hi Anshuman, Thanks so much! It is a lot of work getting the episodes out. Thank you again, the music is great isn’t it? It’s an original composition by Sashank Navaladi. He’s got plenty more stuff out there. Check out his link on soundcloud. Do leave a rating on Itunes if you would – really helps get the word out.

      Vivek

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  • September 11, 2016 at 2:25 am
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    What luck that I found this podcast. I have listened to Duncan’s History of Rome, then the History of Byzantium. Then I discovered The History of China Japan. But I was missing the center of South Asia. I am so glad to discover you Historical India podcast. I look forward to this story of India and how it got to where it is today. Thank you.

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    • September 13, 2016 at 4:01 pm
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      Thank you so much. I’ve heard those great podcasts too and you’re right, there’s not much on South Asian history. A couple now are out there and I hope I can do as good a job as the ones you mentioned. Lots of stuff to get through and I’m looking forward to it. Hope I keep you engaged through it all. It’d be great if you spread the word and leave a rating on Itunes or Stitcher or your favourite app for listening

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  • February 1, 2017 at 9:29 am
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    Hi Vivek,
    I’ve just started listening, this is so great! Your narrative is so clear and the content is great. Another superb history podcast to add to the pantheon along side our favourites like Mike Duncan, Ryan Stitt et al. As an Australian I was especially hoping to find some more Indian, South Asian and regional history podcasts. I’m such a huge advocate for multiculturalism in Oz and the importance of being in touch with our region, so learning about Indian history is such a big part of that. Keep it up! Can’t wait to see how both yourself and Mark Painter from History of the Twentieth Century tackle some of the turbulent 20thC events.

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  • February 1, 2017 at 6:11 pm
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    Hi Jim,
    Thanks so much! That’s some august company you’ve put me in 🙂 : Mike Duncan is probably most podcasters’ inspiration and mine too. Ryan’s a friend and he’s doing a great job with Ancient Greece another area which didn’t have too much going on terms of podcast history till recently.

    It was definitely that need to fill a gap that pushed me to do this series on India and South Asia. So I’m glad to bring it to you!

    Oh boy! the 20th century is while away but, yes, I’m excited to get to it!

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  • May 6, 2017 at 9:25 pm
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    Sir,

    The introduction was very nicely presented. Kudos

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