The Story of India: Ep.2 – The Power of Ideas

In this episode in Michael Wood’s BBC series moves on to the revolutionary years after 500BC – the Age of the Buddha and Mahavira. Travelling by rail to the ancient cities of the Ganges plain, by army convoy through Northern Iraq, and down Pakistan’s Khyber Pass, he shows how Alexander the Great’s invasion of India inspired her first major empire in the form of the Maurya kingdom.

6 Responses

  1. Redroom Studios says:

    wonderful once again! thanks for finding and posting this!

  2. CS says:

    This is so good. I enjoy Michael Wood a lot. Thanks to you, David, for allowing me to catch up on episodes I may miss on our SBS channel, here :)

  3. shapeshift says:

    Hi Chaun, that did not seem to take 3 days to watch, like Volume 1. Let me see if I can squeeze Volume 3 on the site this week-end.

  4. CS says:

    Oh, I needed to destress. :) There’s more? Cool!

  5. Kenia Colp says:

    Wow! what an idea ! What a concept ! Beautiful .. Amazing

  6. Houtman says:

    I enjoyed the post.

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