Story of India
Details: Michael Wood travels throughout the subcontinent, tracing the richness and diversity of its peoples, cultures and landscapes. Through ancient manuscripts and oral tales Michael charts the first human migrations out of Africa. He travels from the tropical backwaters of South India through lost ancient cities in Pakistan to the vibrant landscapes of the Ganges plain. In Turkmenistan dramatic archaeological discoveries by Greek archeologist Viktor Sarianidi cast new light on India's past. In Turkmenistan, there they find a civilisation named "Zorashtrian", and there they also find horse drawn carts or chariots called Raths which are mentioned in the Rig Veda.
In this landmark six-part series, Michael Wood embarks on a dazzling and exciting journey through today's India, "seeking in the present for clues to her past, and in the past for clues to her future".