From a trading town to a silicon city: the story of Bengaluru

Yashaswini Sharma, the author of "Bangalore: The Early City, AD 1537-1799", a book about Bengaluru's history, speaks about the growth and development of Bengaluru.

Have you ever wondered how and why Bengaluru was established? What was it like?

Did you know that the name ‘Bengaluru’ could have been derived from either a form of granite or the ‘Honge’ tree (Indian beech)?

According to Yashaswini, based on inscriptions found, Bengaluru was established as a trading town during 537 AD by Kempegowda.

Listen in to this interview in the series, to learn more about the history of Bengaluru and its various petes and people.

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