The history of India told through the lives of 50 phenomenal people.
Fri 25 Mar 2016
A profile of the Indian business tycoon Dhirubhai Ambani.
Thu 24 Mar 2016
A portrait of the controversial Indian artist MF Husain.
Wed 23 Mar 2016
A profile of Charan Singh, champion of the cause of India's farmers.
Tue 22 Mar 2016
Sunil Khilnani explores the life and work of film-maker Satyajit Ray.
Mon 21 Mar 2016
A profile of Indira Gandhi, India's first woman prime minister.
Fri 18 Mar 2016
Sunil Khilnani explores the life of south Indian singer MS Subbulakshmi.
Thu 17 Mar 2016
A profile of the abrasive Indian diplomat and statesman Krishna Menon.
Wed 16 Mar 2016
Sunil Khilnani explores the life of Sheikh Abdullah, the Lion of Kashmir.
Tue 15 Mar 2016
A profile of the celebrated actor and movie director Raj Kapoor.
Mon 14 Mar 2016
Bhimrao Ambedkar, fighter of caste discrimination and the author of India's constitution.
Fri 11 Mar 2016
Exploring the life and work of India's master of the short story, Saadat Hasan Manto.
Thu 10 Mar 2016
Sunil Khilnani explores the life and legacy of Muhammad Ali Jinnah, founder of Pakistan.
Wed 9 Mar 2016
A portrait of Mahatma Gandhi, leader of the Indian nationalist movement.
Tue 8 Mar 2016
Sunil Khilnani explores the life of freedom fighter Subhas Chandra Bose.
Mon 7 Mar 2016
Sunil Khilnani tells the story of the painter Amrita Sher-Gil.
Fri 4 Mar 2016
Sunil Khilnani tells the story of the poet and philosopher Sir Muhammad Iqbal.
Thu 3 Mar 2016
Sunil Khilnani tells the story of Periyar, the rationalist and social activist.
Wed 2 Mar 2016
Sunil Khilnani explores the life and work of engineer Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya.
Tue 1 Mar 2016
Sunil Khilnani tells the story of the Bengali writer and thinker Rabindranath Tagore.
Mon 29 Feb 2016
Sunil Khilnani tells the story of the gifted mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan.
Fri 26 Feb 2016
Sunil Khilnani examines Indian freedom fighter Chidambaram Pillai.
Thu 25 Feb 2016
The journey of Annie Besant, from English social reformer to leader of the Congress Party.
Tue 23 Feb 2016
How Jamsetji Tata transformed Indian industry and set out to beat the Raj.
Wed 24 Feb 2016
Sunil Khilnani explores the life of Vivekananda, India's first global guru.
Mon 22 Feb 2016
Professor Sunil Khilnani profiles pioneering photographer Lala Deen Dayal, born in 1844.
Fri 12 Jun 2015
The young, charismatic healer who led his tribal community in revolt against the British.
Thu 11 Jun 2015
The life of the lower-caste boy who rose to become a social reformer.
Wed 10 Jun 2015
Exploring the life and death of a heroine of the 1857 rebellion.
Tue 9 Jun 2015
The 19th-century Bengali scholar and reformer who campaigned against ritual suicide.
Mon 8 Jun 2015
The 18th-century Welsh scholar who awakened interest in Indian language and culture.
Professor Sunil Khilnani introduces the second series of Incarnations.
Download all the episodes from the series and listen at your leisure.
The artists who created the illustrations and music for the series.
See all podcasts