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How do empires rise? Why do they fall? And how have they shaped the world around us today? William Dalrymple and Anita Anand explore the stories, personalities and events of empire over the course of history. The first series looks at the British in India, covering the East India Company, the Raj, Gandhi, Independence and Partition.


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Latest Episodes

Born in Ethiopia, 1548, Malik Ambar was taken from his people at the age of 12 and sold into slavery. First he was sold to an owner in Baghdad, where he converted to Islam, but he ended up in India, on the Deccan plateau. From there, his star rose, e... more

6 days ago

Indian beads found on a Viking in Britain, how did this come to be? The story includes the origin of the word slave, a surprising trade, and a horrific funeral ritual. Listen this week as Anita and William are joined by Cat Jarman to discuss the Viki... more

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20 days ago


4.7 out of 5 stars from 2.6k ratings
  • This is a must-listen podcast. I've learned so much from Anita, William and their guests are brilliant at bringing history alive. Before this pocast I only had scant knowledge of what the British had done in India and the Middle East and now I'm eager to learn more.

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    Phil Cunliffe
    4 days ago
  • Very impressed with the coverage and attention to detail!

    I have been able to connect so many dots from the past. Awesome work both of you🙏

    Apple Podcasts
    Australia5 days ago
  • Brilliant

    This podcast is just absolutely brilliant. Can’t wait for more episodes. more

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    Basab (real name)
    United Kingdom6 days ago
  • Quite superb

    I came to this late having had it recommended by a friend. more

    Apple Podcasts
    United Kingdom9 days ago
  • Love Every Episode

    Really enjoy this podcast, thought provoking, critical approach and detailed approach to the subject matter. Has me thinking questioningly about the world more deeply every time I listen.

    Apple Podcasts
    South Africa10 days ago

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