In this episode, we take a look at the beginning of formal philosophy in the Northern kingdoms of India. There was a climate of questioning and social change which then pushed thinkers to examine the fundamental nature of their world
In this episode, we take a closer look at how society operated and some of the changes that were taking place. The beginnings of dissent and protest and social revolution, new philosophies and get a crash course in ancient inheritance
With kings fighting for glory and gold, what did the regular citizens get up to? We’ll take a look at what their lives were like, how ideas of social class and order developed. How much of an influence ritual and
We’re at a time of change. we’ll peel back the curtain on the different forces at work on ancient Indian society and see what it looked it before it changed. In this episode. we’ll look at the origin of kings
We pick up at the Rajasuya and then watch things go down hill for Yudhishtra and the Pandavas. After 13 years, things come to a head and it’s all out war. But in the end, it doesn’t feel like a
We look at the other great epic of India; the Mahabharata. A big, rich and complex work. The Mahabharata covers a range of subjects from politics, war, society, philosophy, justice, the status of women and everything in between. But unlike the
Taking a breather from the heavier history, this time, we hear the first of the great epics of India; The Ramayana. A classical tale with kings, queens, demons and armies of warring monkeys it is ultimately the triumph of dharma
A broad survey of ancient Indian literary sources and what historians have learnt from studying the Rig Veda, one of the oldest literary works. After guessing history from pottery remains and ruins of cities, literary sources were supposed to help.