Treasures of the Indus. Episode 1, Pakistan unveiled / director and series producer, Hugh Thomson ; Tern for BBC
- Language Note:
- In English.
- 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. Across three rich, detailed episodes, this series explores the story of the Indian Sub Continent through the treasures of three very different people, places and dynasties that have shaped modern India, and beyond: the Indus Valley civilisations, Tamil Nadu - land of the temples - and the Mughal Empire. With the magnificent, stirring landscapes of India and Pakistan as a dramatic backdrop, this series combines art, history and travelogue to give a compelling insight into a captivating part of our world. In this episode, Sona Datta visits the Harappa archaeological site to learn about a complex people that flourished from 2700 to 1700 B.C. Taxila ruins reveal how Alexander the Great influenced Buddhism and Lahore architecture illustrates the rise of Islam during the Mughal reign--establishing cultural norms that persist today.
- Digital File Characteristics:
- video file
- Title from resource description page (viewed March 06, 2019).
- Participant/Performer Note:
- Presented by Dr. Sona Datta.
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