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THE STORY OF INDIA | Excerpt from Episode 4 | PBS

Duration: 01:53

Ages of Gold / Indian Mathematics www.pbs.org/thestoryofindia

Michael Wood's fascinating journey through the history of the Indian subcontinent chronicles the incredible richness and diversity of its peoples, cultures and landscapes. India in the Middle Ages saw a series of great flowerings of culture, both in the north and the south.

In this episode Michael Wood shows us some of the amazing achievements of medieval India: In astronomy they discovered the heliocentric universe, absolute zero and the circumference of the earth. They mastered the world's first large scale wrought iron technology - the Delhi iron pillar, and their courtly culture was the setting the world's first sex manual, the Kama Sutra.

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Post Date: January 11, 2009