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01Incarnations: Profiles of the Buddha; Mahavira Jain; Ashoka and Aryabhata - The Documentary2015091220150913 (WS)

Sunil Khilnani explores the lives of The Buddha, Mahavira Jain, Ashoka and Aryabhata.

Investigating global developments, issues and affairs.

Rupa Jha introduces four portraits of eminent Indians by Professor Sunil Khilnani. The programme begins with a look at the life of the Buddha who has become an inspiration to modern Indians fighting against the caste system. He examines the legacy of Mahavira Jain whose one million or more followers believe that the way to liberations is to live a life of non violence and renunciation.

The Emperor Ashoka is the first subject in the second half of the programme, a once forgotten emperor whose ideas and beliefs have provided an inspiration in modern-day India. And then there is Aryabhata, the legendary mathematician and astronomer, many of whose ideas predate discoveries made in the West hundreds of years later.

01The Documentary20150912

01The Documentary2015091220150913 (WS)

Rupa Jha introduces four portraits of eminent Indians by Professor Sunil Khilnani. The programme begins with a look at the life of the Buddha who has become an inspiration to modern Indians fighting against the caste system. He examines the legacy of Mahavira Jain whose one million or more followers believe that the way to liberations is to live a life of non violence and renunciation.

The Emperor Ashoka is the first subject in the second half of the programme, a once forgotten emperor whose ideas and beliefs have provided an inspiration in modern-day India. And then there is Aryabhata, the legendary mathematician and astronomer, many of whose ideas predate discoveries made in the West hundreds of years later.

01The Documentary2015091220150913 (WS)

Rupa Jha introduces four portraits of eminent Indians by Professor Sunil Khilnani. The programme begins with a look at the life of the Buddha who has become an inspiration to modern Indians fighting against the caste system. He examines the legacy of Mahavira Jain whose one million or more followers believe that the way to liberations is to live a life of non violence and renunciation.

The Emperor Ashoka is the first subject in the second half of the programme, a once forgotten emperor whose ideas and beliefs have provided an inspiration in modern-day India. And then there is Aryabhata, the legendary mathematician and astronomer, many of whose ideas predate discoveries made in the West hundreds of years later.

03Incarnations: Profiles of Shivaji, William Jones, Lakshmibai and Jyotirao Phule - The Documentary2015092620150927 (WS)

Profiles of Shivaji, William Jones, Jyotirao Phule and Lakshimibai, Rani of Jhansi.

Investigating global developments, issues and affairs.

Professor Sunil Khilnani presents the stories of four great characters from the history of India. Shivaji, the 17th Century warrior-king, is today a symbol of Hindu identity. We examine his incarnation as a role model for deal-makers and networkers.

William Jones was the greatest Orientalist of his time. His studies changed not just the way the world sees India but how Indians would come to see their own culture. Lakshmibai, Rani of Jhansi, became a heroine of the 1857 Rebellion. Through her life and death, Sunil explores the portrayal of women in Indian history. Social reformer Jyotirao Phule left a deep legacy, although in his day his commitment to educating women and members of the lower castes was seen as scandalous.

03The Documentary20150926

03The Documentary2015092620150927 (WS)

Professor Sunil Khilnani presents the stories of four great characters from the history of India. Shivaji, the 17th Century warrior-king, is today a symbol of Hindu identity. We examine his incarnation as a role model for deal-makers and networkers.

William Jones was the greatest Orientalist of his time. His studies changed not just the way the world sees India but how Indians would come to see their own culture. Lakshmibai, Rani of Jhansi, became a heroine of the 1857 Rebellion. Through her life and death, Sunil explores the portrayal of women in Indian history. Social reformer Jyotirao Phule left a deep legacy, although in his day his commitment to educating women and members of the lower castes was seen as scandalous.

03The Documentary2015092620150927 (WS)

Professor Sunil Khilnani presents the stories of four great characters from the history of India. Shivaji, the 17th Century warrior-king, is today a symbol of Hindu identity. We examine his incarnation as a role model for deal-makers and networkers.

William Jones was the greatest Orientalist of his time. His studies changed not just the way the world sees India but how Indians would come to see their own culture. Lakshmibai, Rani of Jhansi, became a heroine of the 1857 Rebellion. Through her life and death, Sunil explores the portrayal of women in Indian history. Social reformer Jyotirao Phule left a deep legacy, although in his day his commitment to educating women and members of the lower castes was seen as scandalous.