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.
The Rajput state of Jodhpur was a strange case. It had a Hindu king with a majority Hindu population, and yet it was tilting towards Pakistan. In this episode, historian Bhanu Kapil tells us about how Jodhpur was finally convinced to accede to India.
Hosted by Adrija Roychowdhury and Damini Jaiman
Edited by Damini Jaiman
Mixed by Suresh Pawar
Editorial Support: Shashank Bhargava