Thrones of Blood: Ajatashatru's Wars and the First Buddhist Council

Echoes Of India: A History Podcast

Aug 30 2021 • 31 mins

How did the kingdom of Magadha lay the foundations for India's first empire? And how did the successors of Siddhartha Gautama establish the tradition now known as Buddhism? Episode 7 brings us to the early city of Rajagaha, where we explore its marketplaces and caves in search of answers.

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