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The treasures of three very different people tell the story of the Indian sub-continent.

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aired 1,112 days ago
In a journey across the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu, Sona Datta traces the development of the Hindu religion from its origins as an amalgamation of local faith traditions to its dominant position today. She uncovers this fascinating tale by looking at the buildings in which the faith evolved.
aired 1,119 days ago
The Mughals created the most famous and dazzling empire that India has ever seen, from the Taj Mahal to fabulously intricate miniatures of court life.The artworks the Mughals left behind over their 200 year empire, even the very buildings which have traces of Hindu architecture as well as Muslim, clearly show how this debate played out and Sona will trace how this most spectacular of all Indian civilisations also sowed the seeds of discord.
aired 1,126 days ago
Series telling the story of the Indian sub-continent through the treasures of three very different people, places and dynasties that have shaped the modern Indian world. All too often, Pakistan is portrayed as a country of bombs, beards and burkhas. The view of it as a monolithic Muslim state is even embodied in the name of the country, 'the Islamic Republic of Pakistan'. Yet, as Sona Datta shows, it used to be the meeting point for many different faiths from around the world.

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