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How do empires rise? Why do they fall? And how have they shaped the world around us today?


William Dalrymple and Anita Anand explore the stories, personalities and events of empire over the course of history.


The first series looks at the British in India, covering the East India Company, the Raj, Gandhi, Independence and Partition.

The second series focusses on the rise and fall of the Ottoman Empire.

In the new season, William and Anita will explore the roots, deeds, and legacy of one of the largest empires to ever exist, Russia.

Twitter/X: @EmpirePodUK

Instagram: @EmpirePodUK

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