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The Story of India : Beginnings / Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.).

Other author/creatorFilms for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm)
Other author/creatorFilms Media Group.
Other author/creatorPublic Broadcasting Service (U.S.)
Format Electronic and Video (Streaming)
Publication InfoNew York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2009], ©2008.
Description1 streaming video file (56 min.) : sound, color, digital file.
Supplemental Content Part of the Films on Demand collection
Subject(s)
Portion of title Beginnings
Series The Story of India, with Michael Wood
Story of India. UNAUTHORIZED
Contents 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)
Abstract 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.
General noteFilms on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
General noteEncoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on December 12, 2009.
Access restrictionAccess requires authentication through Films on Demand.
Interest grade level 6 & up.
Technical detailsSystem requirements: FOD playback platform.
Technical detailsMode of access: Internet.
LanguageClosed-captioned.
Source of descriptionTitle from distributor's description.
Issued in other formOriginally produced: Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.), 2008.
Genre/formEducational films.
Genre/formInternet videos.
Genre/formVideorecording.
Publisher number41059s Films Media Group
Publisher number41060 Films Media Group

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