Story of India

The Story of India

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Director: Jeremy Jeffs

Cast: Jeremy Jeffs, Michael Wood

     
 

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Sixty years after Indian independence, British historian Michael Wood presents the tale of the world's oldest and most diverse civilization, as well as its largest democracy. A nuclear power and a rising giant, India's population will overtake China's within 10 years and its economy is predicted to overtake that of the U.S. in the 2030s. In this landmark six-part…  See more details below

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Sixty years after Indian independence, British historian Michael Wood presents the tale of the world's oldest and most diverse civilization, as well as its largest democracy. A nuclear power and a rising giant, India's population will overtake China's within 10 years and its economy is predicted to overtake that of the U.S. in the 2030s. In this landmark six-part series for PBS and the BBC, Wood leads the viewer on a journey of sights, sounds, and achievements, from the deserts of Turkmenistan to the Khyber Pass.

Product Details

Release Date:
03/10/2009
UPC:
0841887010160
Original Release:
2009
Rating:
NR
Source:
Pbs (Direct)
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time:
6:00:00
Sales rank:
9,553

Special Features

Closed Caption; The Sights and Sounds of India

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Disc #1 -- The Story of India
1. Introduction [1:43]
2. The First Indians [9:10]
3. The Origins of Indian Civilization [9:43]
4. The First Indian Literature [6:13]
5. The Secret Code of the Rig Veda [14:29]
6. The Epic of India: Mahabharata [12:51]
7. Credits [:42]
1. Introduction [1:30]
2. Early Indian Society [11:11]
3. The Story of the Buddha [7:06]
4. "But All Things Must Past" [9:36]
5. Chandragupta Maurya [1:07]
6. Ashoka's Political Order [12:31]
7. Credits [11:07]
1. Introduction [1:45]
2. On the Spice Route [8:31]
3. "The Most Splendid Province On Earth" [10:27]
4. On the Silk Road [6:31]
5. Peshawar - The Garden City [11:51]
6. The Forgotten World of the Kushans [15:04]
7. Credits [:40]
Disc #2 -- The Story of India
1. Introduction [1:25]
2. The Story of Rama [8:08]
3. The Gupta Empire [9:18]
4. The Cholans [7:51]
5. Rajaraja [14:40]
6. The Festival of Light [12:46]
7. Credits [:41]
1. Introduction [1:14]
2. The Rise of Islam [10:36]
3. The Sultans of Dehli [11:41]
4. The Tale of Akbar [3:34]
5. The Age of Reason [7:19]
6. The Taj Mahal [5:50]
7. Credits [13:55]
1. Introduction [1:25]
2. The Last Invaders [7:42]
3. The Legacy of the British [9:58]
4. The Indian Mutiny [12:34]
5. Freedom Movement [9:03]
6. Gandhi and Today's India [13:27]
7. Credits [:41]

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The Story of India 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A good series, despite Michael Wood's anti-western bias.
sergevansteenkiste More than 1 year ago
To his credit, English historian and broadcaster Michael Wood does a great job of making several aspects of the Indian history accessible to a wide audience. Although Wood mainly focuses on India, he also looks at the contribution of what are today's Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka, to name a few countries, to the history of India. Wood gives the 50,000-foot view of for example the Harappan civilization, the Buddha and Buddhism, the Chola Kingdom, the Mughal Empire, the British Raj, and India's struggle for freedom. Wood spends much time on exploring the life of ordinary Indians. What viewers glean from watching this series is that most Indians remain close to their cultural, religious roots while being open to change. However, "The Story of India" DVD box set is ultimately a disappointment. Whoever is looking for an in-depth documentary about the history of India and its interaction with the outside world will be disappointed. Those viewers will gain more by reading "India a History" by John Keay, "After Tamerlane the Global History of Empire Since 1405" by John Darwin, and "A Splendid Exchange How Trade Shaped the World" by William Bernstein.
Kaushal1981 More than 1 year ago
This is an amazing DVD of India! The research and time that has been put in this DVD was tremendous! India is a land of spirituality and amazing wonders! Don't miss out on this one! BUY IT!!!
TerreSpencer More than 1 year ago
Tenderly told, beautifully filmed and fairly dancing to its sensuous soundtrack, this tale of 10,000 years of the marriage of a place and its peoples can be enjoyed again and again. Savor it for its architecture, its ability to capture spirituality through time and the full spectrum of the human feeling tones within the setting of timeless India. A viewer soon knows that India is more than a place, a people, a way of life, it is an infusion that enters at many levels of one's being. This earns my highest recommendation, I have watched the series three times in less than a month!
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