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Title Bharat ek khoj. (Series 1-3) [DVD] = Bhārata eka khoja / 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.

Publication Info. New Dehli, India : Doordarshan, c2007.
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 Nichols Adult DVD Foreign Films  HINDI BHARAT  V.1-3    DUE 12-06-20
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Description 9 videodiscs (22 hr.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
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Note 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.
Contents V. 2 (discs 4-6). Episode 10. Acceptance and negation of life -- Episode 11. Chanakya and Chandragupt [Chandragupta], part 1 -- Episode 12. Chanakya and Chandragupt [Chandragupta], part 2 -- Episode 13. Ashoka, part 1 -- Episode 14. Ashoka, part 2 -- Episode 15. The Sangam period and Silappadikaram, part 1 -- Episode 16. The Sangam period and Silappadikaram, part 2 -- Episode 17. The classical age -- Episode 18. Kalidasa, part 1.
V. 3 (discs 7-9). Episode 19. Kalidasa, part 2 -- Episode 20. Harshavardhana -- Episode 21. Bhakti -- Episode 22. The Chola Empire, part 1 -- Episode 23. The Chola Empire, part 2 -- Episode 24. Delhi sultanate. part 1. The arrival of Turk-Afghans & Prithviraj Raso I -- Episode 25. Delhi sultanate. part 2. Prithviraj Raso II & Alauddin Khilji -- Episode 26. Delhi sultanate. part 3. Padmavat & the Tughlak Dynasty -- Episode 27. Synthesis.
Credits 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.
Performer With Roshan Seth as Jawaharlal Nehru. Narration by Om Puri.
Summary A 5,000-year political, social, and cultural history of India, from its beginnings through the coming of independence in 1947.
System Details DVD
Language In Hindi with English subtitles.
Subject Nehru, Jawaharlal, 1889-1964.
Nehru, Jawaharlal, 1889-1964.
India -- History.
India -- Civilization.
Hindi language materials.
Genre Documentary television programs.
Feature films.
Historical television programs.
Nonfiction television programs.
Television series.
Feature films.
Historical television programs.
Documentary television programs.
Television series.
Nonfiction television programs.
Hindi language materials.
Foreign films, Hindi.
Added Author Benegal, Shyam, 1934-
Pius, Raj.
Zaidi, Shama, 1938-
Seth, Roshan, 1942-
Puri, Om.
Bhatia, Vanraj.
Nehru, Jawaharlal, 1889-1964. Discovery of India.
Doordarshan (Television station : New Delhi, India). Archives.
Note Translation of title: Discovery of India
Added Title Bharat ek khoj
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