A History of India

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A History of India

2016

Over 5,000 years, India has been home to a rich tapestry of cultures, and the lands east of the Indus River have long been a hub for trade and cultural exchange. Today the subcontinent contains 20% of the world's population...

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Director
Michael Fisher

In This Series

Earliest History of the Indian Subcontinent
Episode 1
Earliest History of the Indian Subcontinent
Migration and the Adivasi
Episode 2
Migration and the Adivasi
Indus Valley Civilization
Episode 3
Indus Valley Civilization
Indo-European Vedic Culture
Episode 4
Indo-European Vedic Culture
Caste: Varna and Jati
Episode 5
Caste: Varna and Jati
Epic Literature: Ramayana
Episode 6
Epic Literature: Ramayana
Epic History: Mahabharata
Episode 7
Epic History: Mahabharata
Dharma in the Bhagavad Gita
Episode 8
Dharma in the Bhagavad Gita
The Origins and Rise of Jainism
Episode 9
The Origins and Rise of Jainism
The Origins and Rise of Buddhism
Episode 10
The Origins and Rise of Buddhism
The Mauryan Empire
Episode 11
The Mauryan Empire
Ashoka’s Imperial Buddhism
Episode 12
Ashoka’s Imperial Buddhism
Deccani and Southern States
Episode 13
Deccani and Southern States
Northwest and North India
Episode 14
Northwest and North India
Brahmanic Synthesis
Episode 15
Brahmanic Synthesis
Indian Parsis, Jews, and Christians
Episode 16
Indian Parsis, Jews, and Christians
Islam Comes to India
Episode 17
Islam Comes to India
Indian Sultans
Episode 18
Indian Sultans
The Early Mughal Empire
Episode 19
The Early Mughal Empire
The Reign of Emperor Akbar
Episode 20
The Reign of Emperor Akbar
Later Mughal Emperors
Episode 21
Later Mughal Emperors
The Mughals and the Marathas
Episode 22
The Mughals and the Marathas
Competing European Empires
Episode 23
Competing European Empires
The British East India Company
Episode 24
The British East India Company
The Issues and Events of 1857
Episode 25
The Issues and Events of 1857
The British Raj and Early Nationalism
Episode 26
The British Raj and Early Nationalism
India and Indians in the World
Episode 27
India and Indians in the World
Mahatma Gandhi
Episode 28
Mahatma Gandhi
Nationalists Ambedkar, Bose, and Jinnah
Episode 29
Nationalists Ambedkar, Bose, and Jinnah
The Partition of 1947
Episode 30
The Partition of 1947
West and East Pakistan
Episode 31
West and East Pakistan
The New Pakistan
Episode 32
The New Pakistan
Independent Bangladesh
Episode 33
Independent Bangladesh
India under Nehru
Episode 34
India under Nehru
Modernizing India
Episode 35
Modernizing India
South Asia into the 21st Century
Episode 36
South Asia into the 21st Century