"Incarnations: India in 50 Lives," freely downloadable BBC Radio 4 series by Sunil Khilnani

“Incarnations: India in 50 Lives,” a BBC Radio 4 series by Professor Sunil Khilnani, author of “The Idea of India,” is an interesting and freely available series of historical talks aiming to link the past with the present. It “takes listeners on a journey from ancient India to the 21st century through the life stories of 50 of India’s major figures,” according to the series producers. “The series aims to explore how these ancient historical individuals have been ‘reincarnated’ in modern India and continue to impact and inspire life.”

Twenty-five of the 50 programmes have been broadcast so far and they can be downloaded from iTunes:

and also from the BBC Radio 4 site: