Treasures of the Indus. Episode 3, Of gods and men / photographed, produced and directed by Spike Geilinger ; Tern for BBC
- Additional Titles:
- Of gods and men
- London, England : BBC Worldwide, 2015.
- Physical Description:
- 1 online resource (44 minutes)
- Additional Creators:
- Geilinger, Spike and Tern Productions
- 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 traces Hindu architectural development in Tamil Nadu from Pallava cave temples to Chola Dynasty monumental structures. Along the way, she reveals how the Nayanar holy men unified religious principles in the Agama scriptures and links Thanjavur and Madurai temple rituals to contemporary Hindu culture.
- 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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