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Benegal, Shyam

Bharat ek khoj videorecording Translation of title Discovery of India Doordarshan Archives presents ; by Shyam Benegal ; executive producer, Raj Pius ; script, Shama Zaidi, Sunil Shanbag, Sandeep Pendse ; script in Hindi, Vasant Dev, Ashok Mishra ; produced & directed by Shyam Benegal. - DVD video : Hindi - India Doordarshan c2007 - 3 videodiscs (44 hr.) sd., col. 4 3/4 in 1 booklet (132 p. : ill. ; 20 cm.)

Historical program; television series. Title also appears in Urdu. Cast and credits from opening credit sequence on Episode 1; closing credits on individual episodes will vary. "Based on Jawaharlal Nehru's Discovery of India." Fifty-three episodes, originally shot on film, produced in 1986, and telecast every Sunday on Doordarshan, according to the container and accompanying booklet. The bilingual accompanying booklet (Hindi and English) includes the preface to Nehru's The discovery of India (Dec. 29, 1945), an essay of the book's continued relevance by Pavan K. Varma, episode synopses with cast credits and durations, a translation from the Sanskrit of Nasadiya Sukta by Prof. Raimundo Panikkar, an overview of the series, lyrics from the closing song, and biographical summaries for the major credits. Each episode menu includes links to "Songs & theatre arts" segments, mixes of factual footage and dramatizations, with music.

The 5,000-year political, social, and cultural history of India, from its beginnings through the coming of independence in 1947. Bharat Mata ki jai -- The beginnings -- The Vedic people and the Rigveda -- Caste formation -- Mahabharata, part 1 -- Mahabharata, part 2 -- Ramayana, Part 1 -- Ramayana, part 2 -- Republics & kingdoms -- Acceptance and negation of life -- Chanakya and Chandragupt [Chandragupta], part 1 -- Chanakya and Chandragupt [Chandragupta], part 2 -- Ashoka, part 1 -- Ashoka, part 2 -- The Sangam period and Silappadikaram, part 1 -- The Sangam period and Silappadikaram, part 2 -- The classical age -- Kalidasa, part 1 -- Kalidasa, part 2 -- Harshavardhana -- Bhakti -- The Chola Empire, part 1 -- The Chola Empire, part 2 -- Delhi sultanate, part 1, The arrival of Turk-Afghans & Prithviraj Raso I -- Delhi sultanate, part 2, Prithviraj Raso II & Alauddin Khilji -- Delhi sultanate, part 3, Padmavat & the Tughlak Dynasty -- Synthesis -- The Vijayanagar Empire -- Feudalism in India -- The fall of Vijayanagar -- Rana Sanga, Ibrahim Lodi and Babur -- Akbar, part 1 -- Akbar, part 2 -- Golden Hind -- Aurangzeb, part 1 -- Aurangzeb, part 2 -- Shivaji, part 1 -- Shivaji, part 2 -- Company Bahadur -- Tipu Sultan -- The Bengal Renaissance and Raja Rammohun Roy -- 1857, part 1 -- 1857, part 2 -- Indigo revolt -- Mahatma Phule -- Sir Syed Ahmed Khan -- Vivekananda -- Extremists and moderates -- And Gandhi came, part 1 -- And Gandhi came, part 2 -- Separatism -- Do or die -- Epilogue. v. 1 (discs 1-3). Episode 1, Episode 2, Episode 3, Episode 4, Episode 5, Episode 6, Episode 7, Episode 8, Episode 9, v. 2 (discs 4-6). Episode 10, Episode 11, Episode 12, Episode 13, Episode 14, Episode 15, Episode 16, Episode 17, Episode 18, v. 3 (discs 7-9). Episode 19, Episode 20, Episode 21, Episode 22, Episode 23, Episode 24, Episode 25, Episode 26, Episode 27, v. 4 (discs 10-12). Episode 28, Episode 29, Episode 30, Episode 31, Episode 32, Episode 33, Episode 34, Episode 35, Episode 36, v. 5 (discs 13-15). Episode 37, Episode 38, Episode 39, Episode 40, Episode 41, Episode 42, Episode 43, Episode 44, Episode 45, v. 6 (discs 16-18). Episode 46, Episode 47, Episode 48, Episode 49, Episode 50, Episode 51, Episode 52, Episode 53,

Chief assistant director, Mandeep Kakkar; translation from Sanskrit and lyrics, Vasant Dev; editing, Sutanu Gupta, Deepak Segal; music, Vanraj Bhatia; art direction, Nitish Roy; sound, Ashwyn Balsaver; costumes, Salim Arif; photography, V.K. Murthy. Chief assistant director, Mandeep Kakkar; translation from Sanskrit and lyrics, Vasant Dev; editing, Sutanu Gupta, Deepak Segal; music, Vanraj Bhatia; art direction, Nitish Roy; sound, Ashwyn Balsaver; costumes, Salim Arif; photography, V.K. Murthy.

With Roshan Seth as Jawaharlal Nehru. Narration by Om Puri.


DVD; NTSC.


In Hindi with English subtitles.


Nehru, Jawaharlal, 1889-1964.


India--History.
India--Civilization.


Feature films.
Historical television programs.
Documentary television programs.
Television series.
Nonfiction television programs.

791.4572 / BH

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