The 5000-year history of India from its beginnings to independence in 1947.
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Roshan Seth ...  Jawaharlal Nehru 53 episodes, 1988
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The 5000-year history of India from its beginnings to independence in 1947.

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Made with love, to be cherished
9 December 2003 | by hipritiSee all my reviews

This is an impressive presentation made in the eighties, of the history of India based on a book. It was and still remains one of the notable TV series of India.

It brings to life the history of India from the earliest times known-- Indus Valley Civilization to the Aryans to the present day India, covering epics like Ramayan, Mahabharat and works of Kalidas.

A huge time span has been depicted on the screen. While making it descriptive, it also maintains the interest of the audience. At the same time it became an informative tool for students to remember the major historical events in chronological order.

There have been tele serials that have lasted longer, that have presented the epics in a greater detail, but none could match the depiction of a detached narrator in the background.

This comment cannot be completed without the mention of the shloka chanted in the series. It was extremely melodious and pioneer-idea. The only other TV series that gives it a competition is "Chanakya", with similar taste in music and art direction.

"Bharat: Ek Khoj" was a small-budgeted non-glamorous project not threatening to sweep away the viewership ratings. However, it turned out to be one of the best made in the Indian TV history.

Shyam Benegal made it dearly. But what still remains uncertain is whether it has all the facts laid right?


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