Vikram Sampath is a popular Indian historian, noted for authoring seven acclaimed books. Notably the biographies of Gauhar Jaan and V. D. Savarkar. His two-volume biography of Savarkar: Echoes from a Forgotten Past and Savarkar: A Contested Legacy, 1924-1966 Both have gone on to become national best sellers.
In this episode we discuss his latest book "Bravehearts of Bharat: Vignettes from Indian History" narrates the tales of valour and success that India, as a nation and civilization, bore witness to in its long and tumultuous past, the book opens a window to the stories of select men and women who valiantly fought against invaders for their rights, faith and freedom.
00:00 Sneak peak
01:21 The pursuit of Unsung heroes
05:47 Difference between Queens & Kings In Indian history
08:29 Representation of Matrilineal Societies
12:20 Transcribing traditional oral history to books
15:10 Kashmir at the Crossroads of History
17:50 Why the Mughals Invaded India
21:40 South Indian history
25:06 India's history in foreign policy
28:58 Culture of Northeast India
31:42 What's next for Vikram
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