The many lives of India

In his new BBC Radio 4 series, 
Sunil Khilnani will tell the story 
of India through 50 of its most interesting historical characters. He talks to Rob Attar about a number of the figures who made it onto the list and tackles some of the big questions of India’s past

Lion Capital of the Pillars of Ashoka from Sarnath. (iStock / Getty Images Plus)

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