Great achievements have abounded throughout the globe throughout time. There's no doubt about that.
But Episode 5, with its cloying title "Renaissances," requires the viewer to stand on his or her head, squint, and smoke grass to accept the premise that cultural achievements in India and the Islamic world at the time of The Renaissance—i.e., THE Renaissance—were on a par of the achievements of the actual Renaissance. The Indian miniatures presented were colorful and attractive, but by no means comparable in craft, insight, or artistry to the innumerable masterpieces created by Renaissance painters and sculptors. Similar false equivalencies are presented elsewhere in the episode, and Truth turns her head.