The Story of India

Season 1
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Michael Wood's fascinating journey through the history of the Indian subcontinent chronicles the incredible richness and diversity of its peoples, cultures and landscapes.
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DocumentarySpecial Interest
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English [CC]
Audio languages
English

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  1. 1. Beginnings
    January 5, 2009
    55min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Beginning with the first human migrations out of Africa, host Michael Wood takes viewers from the tropical backwaters of South India to lost ancient cities in Pakistan -- the scene of India's first civilization.
  2. 2. The Power of Ideas
    January 5, 2009
    55min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Michael Wood's epic series moves into the revolutionary years after 500 BC -- the Age of the Buddha.
  3. 3. Spice Routes and Silk Roads
    January 12, 2009
    55min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Michael Wood takes viewers to India in the days of the Roman Empire.
  4. 4. Ages of Gold
    January 12, 2009
    55min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Reaching the time of the Fall of Rome in the West, Michael Wood seeks out the amazing achievements of India's golden age from 300 to 1000 AD.
  5. 5. The Meeting of Two Oceans
    January 19, 2009
    55min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    This episode tells the epic story of possibly the greatest of all clashes of civilization -- the coming of Islam to the Indian subcontinent. The story culminates in one of the most glamorous ages of world civilization -- the Moghul Empire.
  6. 6. Freedom
    January 19, 2009
    55min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Michael Wood's "10,000-year epic" reaches the time of the British occupation of India -- the Raj -- and India's struggle for freedom.

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Jeremy Jeffs
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2009
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5.0 out of 5 stars A True Historical Masterpiece
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5.0 out of 5 stars A visual delight.
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4.0 out of 5 stars The Story of India with Michael Wood: Complete BBC Series [DVD]
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2.0 out of 5 stars Dry overly talkative history of India with very few shots of scenery or architecture.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Fascinating Educational And Illuminating Series.
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