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The Story of India

Beginnings (1 of 6) (#101)

Archaeological discoveries, DNA, climate science and oral tales cast light on India's deep past. [56 minutes] Closed Captioning

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Series Description: For more than 2,000 years, India has been a massive component in world history. But what are the country's origins and how did it come to be what it is today? These are just two of the questions behind this intrepid journey around the contemporary subcontinent. Wood embarks on an expedition through today's India, looking to the present for clues to its past, and to the past for clues to its future. The journey presents majestic landscapes and reveals some of the greatest monuments and artistic treasures on earth. From Buddhism to Bollywood, from mathematics to outsourcing, Wood discovers India's impact on history.

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  • The Power of Ideas (2 of 6) (#102)

    Explore the revolutionary years after 500 BC, the Age of Buddha, using archaeology and legend. [56 minutes]

  • Spice Routes & Silk Roads (3 of 6) (#103)

    Discover the Roman Empire's greatest trading port in India and the forgotten empire of the Kushans. [56 minutes]

  • Ages of Gold (4 of 6) (#104)

    Discover amazing achievements of India's golden age from 300 to 1000 AD and find a sacred mountain. [56 minutes]

  • The Meeting of Two Oceans (5 of 6) (#105)

    The epic story the coming of Islam to the Indian subcontinent and the Moghul Empire are explored. [56 minutes]

  • Freedom (6 of 6) (#106)

    The time of Britain's occupation of India, the Raj, and India's struggle for freedom are examined. [56 minutes]

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