Yuddha - The Indian Military History Podcast

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The Indian subcontinent is about the size of Europe and is way more diverse and complicated - but how much do we know about its violent past? The land of Gandhi is also the land of the war-elephant, of gunpowder-wielding infantry, and of nuclear weapons that destroy everything in their wake.

In Yuddha, Anirudh Kanisetti (host of Echoes of India: A History Podcast) and Aditya Ramanathan explore the darker, blood-splattered side of India, beyond Bollywood and school textbooks. From the medieval invasions of Southeast Asia to the titanic clashes of the twentieth century, this is the military history of the subcontinent the way it was meant to be told.

Tune in to new episodes on Wednesday every fortnight.

Ep. 02: The World Of The South Indian Soldier
Ep. 02: The World Of The South Indian Soldier
From the icy peaks of the Himalayas across the blue waters of the Indian Ocean, the medieval South Indian soldier transformed the fate of the world. Anirudh and Aditya explore the vibrant military culture of medieval South India, from the Great Furious Commanders of the Forces in their perfumed courts to peasant soldiers lost in the dust of battlefields. In the process, they unpack everything from infantry tactics to what Indian military camps might have looked like, from battlefield formations to the famous South Indian invasions of North India under the Rashtrakutas and Cholas, and the region's invasions of Indonesia.Listen to Aditya and Anirudh on the early modern empire of Vijayanagara and the uniqueness of the Chola expeditions to Southeast Asia in this podcast: Why didn't Vijayanagara have a navy?.Here are the timecodes for navigating using the IVM/ Adori apps:05:33: The Political Geography of South India29:47: Dhruva's Campaign in North India38:11: Material Culture of the Military Aristocracy44:33: Who Were These Ordinary Soldiers?58:17: How Do Lay Out an Army Camp?68:55: On Vyuhas and Prati-Vyuhas76:47: The Experience of Combat96:49: The Cholas Invade Sri Lanka102:11: The Cholas Expedition to the Ganga116:40: Invading South-East AsiaTune in to new episodes on Wednesday every fortnight.You can follow Anirudh Kanisetti on his twitter handle @AKanisetti and on his instagram handle @aniryuddha.You can follow Aditya Ramanathan on his twitter handle @adityascripts and on his instagram handle @adityaramanathan.You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the IVM Podcasts app on Android: or iOS: or any other podcast app.You can check out our website at