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Ancient India: A Journey Back in Time (Lost Treasures of the Ancient World)
Ancient India A Journey Back in Time
Lost Treasures of the Ancient World
Director: Cromwell Productions
Genres: Special Interests, Educational, Documentary
NR     2006     0hr 50min

The story of India is one of fabulous dynasties and kings, timeless belief systems and golden ages of culture. This fascinating program journeys through the centuries to demonstrate how glories such as the Taj Mahal refle...  more »

     
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Director: Cromwell Productions
Genres: Special Interests, Educational, Documentary
Sub-Genres: Art & Artists, Educational, History
Studio: Kultur Video
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 01/31/2006
Release Year: 2006
Run Time: 0hr 50min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 4
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

A good reference
mka9 | USA | 06/26/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Quite informative for a 50 minute program, but it helps to have a little background knowledge on the subject matter. As with other DVD's from this series, the subject is too broad to be adequately covered in that amount of time. So topics such as the Sikh and Jain religions are not really discussed. I found this DVD is a good reference to be used in conjunction with other sources of information.

commentary by:
Rakesh Dayaz (historian)
Derek Kennet (research fellow, Archaeology, Durham University)
Sunil Kumar (cultural historian)
Dr Vivek Nanda (Institute of Archaeology, University College, London)
Dr David Hardiman (history lecturer, Warwick University)

Chapters:
1. Opening
2. Origins of Indian Civilization
3. Cities of the Indus Valley
4. Indus Valley Beliefs
5. The Vedic Period
6. The Caste System
7. The Mauryan Empire
8. Rise of Buddhism
9. The Ajanta Caves
10. The Gupta Dynasty
11. The Rajput Empire
12. Rise of Islam
13. Islamic Architecture
14. The Mogul Empire
15. The Taj Mahal"
Good Review for AP World History
Robert Marshall | Killeen Texas | 11/05/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)

"The film covers Indian history from the Indus Valley civilization (Harappa) through the Mughals. It hits all the major points needed for a good review of Indian history prior to the AP World History exam. It is also good for discussions on change-over-time in India. The film can also be shown in segments to reinforce instruction as you go along."
Lots of talk with overuse of Comp Grapichs
Suresh Chanmugam | Ontario Canada | 12/29/2008
(2 out of 5 stars)

"The DVD's focus is on the northern half of Indian civilization and only mentions (5 seconds on a map) of the southern Indian civilization (Dravidian). At least it does cover Mohenjo-Daro the predecessor to the Indus Valley Civilization. Computer Graphics (CG) is well used with Mohenjo-Daro as the structures are mostly in ruins. However the CG is way over used with structures that are well intact such as the Taj-mahal, Making the documentary more of an illusion with lots of hurried talk. A far better DVD for the price is BBC - around the world in 80 days which spends a whole episode on India - Sri Lanka with actual footage."