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Pages from the Past - A History Podcast

The Indian Express introduces a brand new history podcast — Pages from the Past. In its first season - The Reluctant Princes, hosts Adrija Roychowdury and Damini Jaiman explore the stories of five princely states that were reluctant to join the Indian union.

Episode 02 December 5, 2022

The Reluctant Princes: Travancore, the one with the assassination attempt

The Southern state of Travancore was one of the first among the princely states to refuse accession to the Indian union. It wanted to remain independent, but things changed after an assassination attempt on the dewan of the state, Sir CP Ramaswamy Aiyer. In this episode, historian Manu Pillai and renowned painter and descendant of the Travancore royal family, Rukmini Varma join us to tell us more about the story of the state’s integration.

The Reluctant Princes: Travancore, the one with the assassination attemptThe Southern state of Travancore was one of the first among the princely states to refuse accession to the Indian union. It wanted to remain independent, but things changed after an assassination attempt on the dewan of the state, Sir CP Ramaswamy Aiyer. In this episode, historian Manu Pillai and renowned painter and descendant of the Travancore royal family, Rukmini Varma join us to tell us more about the story of the state's integration. Hosted by Adrija Roychowdhury and Damini Jaiman Edited by Damini Jaiman Mixed by Suresh Pawar Editorial Support: Shashank Bhargava Episode 3: The Reluctant Princes: Hyderabad was possible after an armed invasion Episode 4: The Reluctant Princes: Jodhpur and the tilt towards Pakistan Episode 5: The Reluctant Princes: Bhopal and the hopes of a ‘Princestan’ Episode 6: The Reluctant Princes: Junagadh’s Nawab chose Pakistan but people voted India
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