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The story of India

Author: Michael WoodLeo EatonRebecca DobbsJeremy JeffsHoward DavidsonAll authors
Publisher: [London] : Maya Vision International ; [Alexandria, VA] : Distributed by PBS Home Video, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Historian Michael Wood chronicles the history of the Indian subcontinent, focusing especially on the diversity of its peoples, cultures and landscapes. The world's largest democracy and a rising economic giant, India is now as well known across the globe for its mastery of computer technology as it is for its many-armed gods and its famous spiritual traditions. But India is also the world's most ancient surviving  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction television programs
Documentary television programs
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
History
Named Person: Michael Wood; Michael Wood
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Wood; Leo Eaton; Rebecca Dobbs; Jeremy Jeffs; Howard Davidson; Gerry Branigan; Aleksandar Nikolić; Jatanil Banerjee; John Cranmer; Christian Krupa; Sonali Choudhury; Amber Tufail; Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.; Maya Vision International.; PBS Home Video.
ISBN: 0793670152 9780793670154
OCLC Number: 298354431
Language Note: In English; closed-captioned with optional DVS [descriptive video service] for the visually impaired.
Notes: Originally broadcast on PBS in January and February 2009.
Companion book "India: An epic journey across the subcontinent" by Michael Wood.
Special feature Disc 1: Sights and sounds of India [slide show with musical accompaniment] (9 min.).
Credits: Filmed by Jeremy Jeffs ; editors, Gerry Branigan (ep. 1-5), Aleksander Nikolic (ep. 6) ; music composed and conducted by Howard Davidson ; music performed by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, with vocals by Jatanil Banerjee ; research, Sonali Choudhury, Amber Tufail ; graphics, John Cranmer, Christian Krupa.
Performer(s): Presented by Michael Wood.
Target Audience: Not rated
Description: 2 videodiscs (360 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD; Region 1; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround; widescreen presentation, enhanced for 16x9 televisions.
Contents: Disc 1 Beginnings: 50,000 BCE-1000 BCE --
Power of ideas: 500 BCE-200 BCE --
Spice routes and silk roads: 200 BCE-300 CE Disc 2 Ages of gold: 300 CE-1000 CE --
Meeting of two oceans: 1000 CE-1700 CE --
Freedom: 1700 CE-2009 CE.
Other Titles: Story of India (Television program)
Responsibility: written by Michael Wood ; executive producer, Leo Eaton ; producer, Rebecca Dobbs ; directed by Jeremy Jeffs ; produced by Maya Vision International.
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Historian Michael Wood chronicles the history of the Indian subcontinent, focusing especially on the diversity of its peoples, cultures and landscapes. The world's largest democracy and a rising economic giant, India is now as well known across the globe for its mastery of computer technology as it is for its many-armed gods and its famous spiritual traditions. But India is also the world's most ancient surviving civilization, with unbroken continuity back into prehistory. India's history is a ten thousand year epic but for over two millennia, India has been at the center of world history: birthplace of two world religions, home of an extraordinary spectrum of music, dance, literature, science, mathematics, economics, and a revolutionary idea whose power has yet to diminish. It has seen successive invasions from Alexander the Great and Genghis Khan to Tamburlaine and the British, all of whom left their mark but all of whom succumbed--in the end--to India herself.

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