• Hamsini Hariharan

The Rockets’ Red Glare


This is Episode 43 of The Pragati Podcast hosted by Hamsini Hariharan and Pavan Srinath.

What connects the American national anthem with battles fought in Mysore? Did Mysore have a secret weapon on its side against the British? What was military innovation like in South India on the eve of the Industrial revolution?


Ram Ganesh Kamatham joins hosts Pavan Srinath and Hamsini Hariharan to talk about innovation, ingenuity and wars in Mysore. Ram is a playwright, an independent consultant and a Research Fellow at The Takshashila Institution.