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The Story of India [compact Disc]

An Epic Journey Across The Subcontinent

By Michael Wood, 1948-

Michael Wood weaves a spellbinding narrative out of the ten-thousand-year history of India. Home today to more than a fifth of the worlds population, the subcontinent gave birth to the oldest and most influential civilization on Earth, to four world religions, and to the worlds largest democracy. Now, as India bids to become a global giant, Michael sets out to trace the roots of Indias present in the incredible riches of her past. From the Khyber Pass and the Himalayas to the tropical jungles of Indias Deep South, this original and striking survey of Indian history provides vivid portraits of Indias regions and cultures, and new insights into some of historys greatest figures: Nehru, Gandhi, and the Buddha. It explores the way in which Indian ideas and inventions have shaped the history of the world, and shows how some of ancient Indias conclusions about the nature of civilization have lost none of their relevance for our own times. Michael Wood, one of Britains best-loved historians, captures an extraordinary spectrum of landscapes, architectural splendors, customs, rituals, and festivals. This is a magical mixture of history and travelogue, and an unforgettable portrait of Indias past, present and future.

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Publish Date

2007

ISBN

9781405677325


Format: Audio Books
Author: Wood, Michael, 1948-
Summary: As India stands on the precipice of becoming a global power, historian Michael Wood examines the massive country's 10,000 year history. In his all-encompassing overview, Wood touches upon the many different cultures of India, and the Indian people who have helped to shape the world, including Nehru, Gandhi and Buddha.
Title: The story of India [compact disc] : an epic journey across the subcontinent / Michael Wood.
Publisher Date: London : BBC Audiobooks, 2007.
Subject: India -- Description and travel India -- Social life and customs
Isbn: 9781405677325
Current Holds: 1
System Items Available: 0
System Items Total: 1
Call Number: 954 Woo
Oclc: 271348443
Upc: 9781405677325
Bib Id: 431958

Format: Audio Books
Author: Wood, Michael, 1948-
Summary: As India stands on the precipice of becoming a global power, historian Michael Wood examines the massive country's 10,000 year history. In his all-encompassing overview, Wood touches upon the many different cultures of India, and the Indian people who have helped to shape the world, including Nehru, Gandhi and Buddha.
Title: The story of India [compact disc] : an epic journey across the subcontinent / Michael Wood.
Edition: Unabridged.
Publisher, Date: London : BBC Audiobooks, 2007.
Description: 8 sound discs (ca. 10 hr.) : digital, stereo. ; 4 3/4 in.
Subjects: India -- Description and travel
Subjects: India -- Social life and customs
Genre: Audiobooks
Other Author: Dastor, Sam.
Notes: Title from container.
Notes: Compact discs.
Notes: "Complete and unabridged."
Notes: "Companion to the major new BBC TV series."
Notes: Read by Sam Dastor.
ISBN: 9781405677325
Requests: 1
Available Copies: 0
Total Copies: 1
Medium: [compact disc] :
Call Number: 954 Woo