Bharat Ek Khoj
Directed and produced by Shyam Benegal in 1988, Bharat Ek Khoj is a television series based on Jawaharlal Nehru's celebrated book, The Discovery of India.
Bharat Ek Khoj is a 53 episode television series that dramatically unfolds the 5000 year history of India from its beginnings to the coming of Indian Independence in 1947.
It is a series of explorations into the different periods of Indian history - political, social and culturual. It traces the crucial and significant landmarks in the evolution of the great Indian Civilization; a unique combination of multi-cultural, multi-religious and multi-ethnic communities constituting a pluralistic society unparalled in the entire world.
The episodes sometimes us the technique of a documentary, at other times drama, in their narratives. The episodes are anchored by the actor Roshan Seth who plays the role of Jawaharlal Nehru, and narrated by Om Puri.
Episodes ... click here to see Slideshow
|Title Track - listen here||Ending Track - listen here|
|01. Bharat Mata Ki Jai||02. The Beginnings||03. The Vedic People and the Rigveda|
|04. Caste Formation||05. Mahabharata - Part 1||06. Mahabharata - Part 2|
|07. Ramayana - Part 1||08. Ramayana - Part 2||09. Republics and Kingdoms|
|10. Acceptance and Negation of Life||11. Chanakya and Chandragupta - Part 1||12. Chanakya and Chandragupta - Part 2|
|13. Ashoka - Part 1||14. Ashoka - Part 2||15. The Sangam Period and Silapaddirakam - Part 1|
|16. The Sangam Period and Silapaddirakam - Part 2||17. The Classical Age||18. Kalidasa and Shakuntala - Part 1|
|19. Kalidasa and Shakuntala - Part 2||20. Harshavardhana||21. Bhakti|
|22. The Chola Empire - Part 1||23. The Chola Empire - Part 2||24. The Delhi Sultanate - Part 1, The Arrival of Turk-Afghans and Prithviraj Raso-1|
|25. The Delhi Sultanate - Part 2, Prithviraj Raso-2 and Alauddin Khilji||26. The Delhi Sultanate - Part 3, Padmavat and The Tughlak Dynasty||27. Synthesis|
|28. The Vijayanagar Empire||29. Feudalism in India||30. The Fall of the Vijayanagar Empire|
|31. Rana Sanga, Ibrahim Lodi and Babur||32. Akbar - Part 1 (Din-e-Ilahi)||33. Akbar - Part 2|
|34. Golden Hind||35. Aurangzeb - Part 1||36. Aurangzeb - Part 2|
|37. Shivaji - Part 1||38. Shivaji - Part 2||39. Company Bahadur|
|40. Tipu Sultan||41. The Bengal Renaissance and Raja Ram Mohan (Rammohun) Roy||42. 1857 - Part 1|
|43. 1857 - Part 2||44. Indigo Revolt||45. Mahatma Phule|
|46. Sir Syed Ahmed Khan||47. Vivekananda||48. Extremists and Moderates|
|49. And Gandhi Came - Part 1||50. And Gandhi Came - Part 2||51. Separatism|
|52. Do or Die||53. Epilogue|
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