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The History of Hindu India, 300-1000 ce

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Published on Dec 9, 2015

Complete History Series Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list...


From Ancient Times: https://youtu.be/dBZRTzXARWM
300 to 1000ce: https://youtu.be/j0kLX2aPgo8
1000 to 1850 ce: https://youtu.be/Lr8Qx0SyrYI
1850 to 1947: https://youtu.be/nx_vSuduwAk
1947 to Present: https://youtu.be/eVnqJHO3PcY
Buy the History of Hindu India Textbook: http://www.amazon.com/History-Hindu-S...

"The History of Hindu India" (Part Two) was developed by the editors of Hinduism Today magazine in collaboration with Dr. Shiva Bajpai, Professor Emeritus of History, California State University Northridge. It is intended to provide an authentic presentation of the history of India and Hinduism for use in American middle and high school classes, as well as Hindu temple study groups and general presentations on the Hindu religion and history.

Covering Indian history from 300 to 1100 ce, this documentary is based on the second chapter of the textbook, "The History of Hindu India," published in 2011. It opens with magnificent footage of the famed Kailasanatha Temple in Maharashtra, then presents the political history of India at a time when a third of the world's population lived there. It explores the Gupta Empire, the Huna invasions, the visits of Buddhist monks Faxian and Xuanzang, the initial incursions of Arab Muslim armies in the 8th century, and the rise of the great Chola kingdom of South India. City and village life is described, along with marriage arranging and jati, the joint family structure. This period also witnessed the beginning of the Bhakti Movement and the construction of thousands of famous and still active Hindu temples.

For more information and for class lesson plans based on the book, visit www.hinduismtoday.com/education/. This documentary is directed and produced by Sushma Khadepaun; produced and narrated by Roger (Raj) Narayan. Funded by the Uberoi Foundation, Institute for Curriculum Advancement, this film may be freely distributed for educational purposes.

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