Treasures Of Ancient India

November 2016

Season 1 Episode 3 - Of Gods And Men

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Of Gods And Men - In a journey across the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu, Sona Datta traces the development of the Hindu religion from its origins as an amalgamation of local faith traditions to its dominant position today. She uncovers this fascinating tale by looking at the buildings in which the faith evolved, moving from the caves and rock temples on the shores of the Bay of Bengal at Mahabalipurem, through the monolithic stone temple at Tanjavur to the vast complex of ornately carved ...

Season 1 Episode 2 - The Other Side Of The Taj Mahal

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The Other Side of the Taj Mahal - The Mughals created the most famous and dazzling empire that India has ever seen, from the Taj Mahal to fabulously intricate miniatures of court life. But in the process, did they bring civilisation to India or tear it apart? From the moment the first Mughal emperor Babur arrived from Afghanistan, the debate began. Were the Mughals imposing their own religion of Islam on a Hindu country, or were they open to the religion and art of the country they were conquer...
October 2016

Season 1 Episode 1 - Pakistan Unveiled

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Pakistan Unveiled - The Indian Subcontinent: romantic, remote and mysterious. From the plains of Pakistan to the foothills of the Himalaya, from Northern India and Rajasthan to Tamil Nadu in the south, this vast melting pot of diverse civilisations, religions, cultures and glorious landscapes has seen some of the greatest artistic golden ages on earth. Pakistan is portrayed as a country of bombs, beards and burqas. Yet as Sona Datta shows, it used to be the meeting point for many different fait...