Sunil Khilnani in conversation with Pragya Tiwari


Sunil Khilnani’s Incarnations: A History of India in 50 Lives brings the country’s history to life through intimate stories of the remarkable individuals who made it. In this session, he discusses the exceptional men and women who populate his landmark book and situates them in the context of their times. In conversation with Pragya Tiwari, he speaks of poets, mathematicians, painters, freedom fighters, tycoons, rebels and Bollywood stars: a procession of alpha humans, all the way from the Buddha to Dhirubhai Ambani via Aryabhata, Kabir, Mirabai, Birsa Munda, Vivekananda and Amrita Shergill, among many others.