Marco Polo described India as "a land of wonders" in the 13th century, and his observation is no less true today. Everything about India is older, bigger, more colourful, more diverse and more intriguing than anywhere else. It is the land of a multitude of many armed gods and goddesses, home to the architectural splendours of the Taj Mahal, the Red Fort and Lutyens' Delhi. India is the worlds largest democracy, a nuclear power and a rising economic giant but also the worlds most ancient surviving civilisation, with unbroken continuity stretching back into prehistory.
From the Buddha and Alexander the Great to Ghengis Khan, Akbar the Great and Mahatma Gandhi, India's history is a five-thousand-year epic. For half of that time India has been at the centre of world history and at the start of the 21st century, in the era of globalization, India has once again become a leading player on the world stage.
In his landmark BBC2 series India, Michael Wood goes on six eye-opening journeys around the subcontinent to uncover the fabulous sights and sounds, the dazzling achievements and the dramatic history of the world's most influential civilization. This sumptuously illustrated book will be a magical mix of history and travelogue, and an unforgettable portrait of India past, present and future.
A sumptuously illustrated portrait of the Indian subcontinent by one of Britains finest historians...
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“One of the most amazing documentaries I have seen about India(rather the best). Infact this one make an attempt to depict the true picture of Indian history. HATS OFF to Michael Wood for making such a beautiful documentary. Recommended for every Indian!”
From: Amarpreet Panesar
“The best documentary on India - nobody in India has come close to this not even the Discovery of India.I have bought it many times every time somebody takes it and keeps it.As a Indian who has a sister who is is a Professor of History who also agrees that that this is verry good though remarks that Mr. Woods has missed the Textiles in Ancient India ”