|Portion of title
||The Story of India, with Michael Wood
Story of India. UNAUTHORIZED
||Introduction: The Story of India (1:43) -- Creation Myth (1:08) -- First Human Journey Out of Africa. (1:01) -- First Indians Leave Clues: Oral Traditions (2:53) -- Genetic Imprints (3:52) -- Mother Goddess and the Role of Religion (1:15) -- Identity Through Religion (0:36) -- Delhi (1:29) -- Origin of Civilization: Pakistan (1:15) -- Pakistan: Prehistory (1:59) -- River Indus (0:59) -- Harappa (1:00) -- Moenjo-daro: Largest City of the Ancient World (1:00) -- Death of Indus Cities and the Geological Creation of India (2:00) -- Monsoon (1:11) -- Indian Roots (1:07) -- Mystery of Sanskrit (0:57) -- Vedas: Sounds of the Bronze Age (1:20) -- Language Connection (2:18) -- Rigveda (2:23) -- In Search of Soma (4:25) -- Central Asia (1:16) -- Turkmenistan (2:15) -- History of Horse (1:53) -- Ancestral Language (1:36) -- Mahabharata: Longest Poem in the World (1:38) -- Story of Mahabharata (1:51) -- Historical Evidence Linked to Mahabharata (2:22) -- Hastinapur (2:23) -- Festival of Holi (2:59)
||This program looks at identity and the roots of India's famous "unity in diversity." Using all the tools available to the historical detective-archaeology, cultural anthropology, climatology, DNA research, and more-Michael Wood takes viewers to Kerala to witness surviving human sounds and rituals that predate spoken language; to a village in Tamil Nadu where everyone still bears the genetic imprint of the first Indians; to Harappa and Mohenjo-daro, key sites of the Indus Valley civilization; to the Ganges plain to consider the great Indian epic the Mahabharata; and to Mathura to observe the Festival of Holi.
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|General note||Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on December 12, 2009.|
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|Interest grade level
||6 & up.
|Technical details||System requirements: FOD playback platform.|
|Technical details||Mode of access: Internet.|
|Source of description||Title from distributor's description.|
|Issued in other form||Originally produced: Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.), 2008.|
|Publisher number||41059s Films Media Group|
|Publisher number||41060 Films Media Group|