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The Pandita Saraswati of the British Raj - PART 2

The Pandita Saraswati of the British Raj - PART 2

September 30, 2020

DISCLAIMER: This episode touches on themes of violence against girls and women which some listeners may find distressing.

We're still here! Me and Padma continue with Pandita Ramabai's story, her literary career and what her legacy has to offer us today if, indeed, it does. Perhaps her work as an activist and pioneer deserves her a spot, not just on a stamp, but on the rupee?

The Pandita Saraswati of the British Raj - PART 1

The Pandita Saraswati of the British Raj - PART 1

September 30, 2020

DISCLAIMER: This episode touches on themes of violence against girls and women which some listeners may find distressing.

We're back with Episode 3 and I'm joined by the amazing Dr Padma Anagol to shed some light on the polymath Pandita Ramabai: India's First Female Social Reformer and Modernist...amongst many other things!

She falls under an umbrella of titles, so much so that I've had to split the episode into 2 parts! Part 1 looks at Ramabai's struggle in the religious environment of India, and being a woman didn't help either! How did being a Christian affect her path to fighting patriarchal constraints? What was wrong with Hinduism in her eyes? Find out!

The Sugarcane Scientist

The Sugarcane Scientist

August 25, 2020

Episode 2 features the interesting Dr Vinita Damodaran, where we discuss the mysterious botanist Janaki Ammal. Why is she mysterious? Well, it's only because she was so well known in her time and then her name just vanished somewhere along the way! 

Perhaps her innovative spirit would revive interest in healing the Indian eco-system, if she were to be on the rupee?

The Dancing Peacock and The Humble Guru

The Dancing Peacock and The Humble Guru

August 14, 2020

Welcome to the first official episode of The Power of Paisa, today I am joined by the awesome Dr Priya Atwal and we're looking at the Muslim wife of Maharaja Ranjit Singh, Moran Sarkar. Perhaps her captivating beauty earns a place on the rupee?

And as a surprise second choice, Guru Nanak is also featured - maybe it's time he returned to the rupee? 

 

Episode 0 - Tum Kon Ho? (Who are you?)

Episode 0 - Tum Kon Ho? (Who are you?)

August 14, 2020

Hi!

My name is Serena and I'm the creator of The Power of Paisa. So, if you wanted to know some of my background but also the inspiration for the conception of PofP then give Episode 0 a whirl!

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