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Indira Gandhi

The Hated and the Dead

Indira Gandhi served as prime minister of India twice between 1966 and her assassination in 1984. Gandhi is best remembered for the Emergency (1975-1977), a period during which she effectively suspended Indian democracy. My guest for this conversation is Dr Vernon Hewitt, formerly of the University of Bristol, who wrote his PhD on the Emergency. 


9 Oct 2021

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219/365 Niilakantha Day - The Day that Shrii P.R Sarkar was poisoned by Indira Gandhi but survived and came out of victorious!

Jyoshna - From Nothingness To Empowerment

This is the day that Shrii P.R.Sarkar was poisoned in 1973 by the jail doctor. After more than 5 years of fasting in protest of his poisoning he came out of jail victorious. He stopped fasting only after all charges were dropped and he could again resume his missionary work. He had been imprisoned on false charges by Indhira Gandhi, during emergency rule. Today we celebrate by feeding hungry people, replacing the poison by giving nutritious food to others in need. 


13 Feb 2021

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Ep 49: Indira Gandhi p2 - The Death of Democracy

Hard Fried History

Opposition protests turning violent causing the declaration of a period of national emergency, thus granting the executive broader powers, including the ability to suspend elections and send federal troops into 'problematic' states, all in an a desperate attempt to stay in power when faced with impending criminal charges? That's right, we're talking about Indira Gandhi! Wait, who did you think?


2 Sep 2020

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Ep 48: Indira Gandhi p1 - The Birth of Democracy

Hard Fried History

Born into the nucleus of emerging Indian nationalism, Indira Nehru Gandhi survived German air-raids and later British detention to became India's first (and only) female Prime Minister. Listen to learn how she shaped the the world's largest, and most ethnically diverse, democracy.


26 Aug 2020

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Two Peas in a Political Pod? (Indira Gandhi v Narendra Modi)

That's What We Said

As the 45th anniversary of the Emergency in India approaches, the duo compare and contrast the tenures of Indira Gandhi and Narendra Modi as prime ministers of India, exploring the similarities and the differences- both political and personal- that underpin the regimes of two of India's most recognizable leaders.


12 Jul 2020

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Indira Gandhi — Hero or Villain? The First Female PM of India was Rife with Contradiction

Broads You Should Know

A Broad is a woman who lives by her own rules. Broads You Should Know is the podcast about women who helped shape our world. This week, Sam brings us the story of the first female Prime Minister of India: Indira Gandhi! Politically active from a very young age, Indira originally focused her efforts as PM on helping the poorest citizens of the recently formed nation of India. After war in Pakistan led to the creation of an independent Bangladesh, an immigration crisis led to food shortages and overpopulation issues that meant Indira made some truly devastating decisions. Her story is rife with contradictions, but as a woman who lived by her own rules and helped to shape our modern world, she's a Broad you should know. Hosted by Sam Eggers, Sara Gorsky, & Justin Xavier. For more information about anyone we've covered on the podcast or to check out our sources, head to www.BroadsYouShouldKnow.com! If you know of any Broads you think we should cover on a future episode, send us an email at BroadsYouShouldKnow@gmail.com, or DM us on IG: @BroadsYouShouldKnow @SamLAEggers @SaraGorsky @TheJustinXavier New episode every Wednesday!


18 Mar 2020

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196 - Indira Gandhi - Leading India for Fifteen Years

Biographics: History One Life at a Time

Today’s protagonist was one of the key players on the giant chessboard that was Asia at the height of the Cold War. Born into a political family, she rose through India’s political system until she became the first and only female Prime Minister of her country. Her name was Indira Gandhi. In one of her speeches, she advised her followers to maintain a ‘bias toward action,’ or to encourage societal change, even if required painstakingly small steps.


24 Jan 2020

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Buckle Up and Listen - Indira Gandhi & Maud Wagner

That Broad's Got Moxie!

Episode 31 is here and we are bringing you some bad bitches. Only one is literally bad, the other is just metal AF. First we hear the story of how the only female Prime Minister of India made some pretty terrible choices. Then we learn all about the first lady tattoo artist in the United States, who by all accounts, is totally rad.

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4 Sep 2019

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Indira Gandhi Pt. 2: Murderers and Martyrs


Two martyrs were made in Delhi on October 31, 1984: Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, who was shot to death by her bodyguard Beant Singh; and Singh, who was shot to death by other members of the Prime Minister's security force. Both sides of the conflict between the Indian government and the Sikh religion were rallied to action, but there was much more bloodshed to come before they could find peace.Parcasters - This week on Survival we cover the experiences of two brothers in the Civil War, and the way their lives changed in an instant. Tune in today on Spotify or wherever you listen to Parcast Originals! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices


15 Jul 2019

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Freedom Behind Bars: Indira Gandhi's Emergency

Asian Studies Centre

Public lecture by Professor Gyan Prakash (Princeton University) from 31 October 2018


3 Dec 2018