The Great Extinguishing: Memories of the Death of Buddha and the Rise of Magadha

Echoes Of India: A History Podcast

Aug 23 2021 • 34 mins

Death inevitably comes to us all. But how do memories of the dead shape our world? Witness the last months and hours of Siddhartha Gautama as he travels across the Gangetic Plains desperately trying to protect his legacy - and see what our struggles against death teach us about the nature of history and history telling.

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