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Bhakti | Bharat Ek Khoj Hindi TV Serial On DVD | Personal Reviews

Bhakti | Bharat Ek Khoj Hindi TV Serial On DVD | Personal Reviews

Episode #21 Of Bharat Ek Khoj – Hindi TV Serial On DVD is titled as Bhakti. As the title suggests the episode is devoted to the rise of various ways of believing in and following the superpower (or the God). The episode rightly mentions Shankaracharrya (who is known by outer world as Adi Shankara) who lived in early 8th century CE. Shankaracharya Was good poet and social reformist (needless to say a philosopher and very intelligent fellow who is clean at heart and have genuine thoughts about the betterment of humanity). Pt. Nehru praise his qualities and mentions Shankaracharya have ... Read More »

Harshvardhan | Bharat Ek Khoj Hindi TV Serial On DVD | Personal Reviews

Harshvardhan | Bharat Ek Khoj Hindi TV Serial On DVD | Personal Reviews

Episode #20 Of Bharat Ek Khoj – Hindi TV Serial On DVD – explores the tale of Harshvardhana aka Harsh/Harsha/Harshvardhan from Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru (the first Prime Minister of India)’s point of view. Harshvardhan ruled North India from 606 to 647 CE. The plot as it unfolds: The episode explores story of Harshvardhan who ruled the north of India after the Gupta dynasty. Harsh was actually not the heir to the throne. His elder brother was to be the king. But the circumstances fall in such way that Harsh lost his father, elder brother and brother-in-law (his sister’s husband) in ... Read More »

Kalidas and Shakuntala (Part 2) | Bharat Ek Khoj Hindi TV Serial On DVD | Personal Reviews

Kalidas and Shakuntala (Part 2) | Bharat Ek Khoj Hindi TV Serial On DVD | Personal Reviews

Kalidas was one of the finest poets the world ever have witnessed. As stated in our previous article the creations of Kalidas was appraised by foreign writers and critics as well. Episode 19 Of Bharat Ek Khoj – Hindi TV Serial On DVD – explores the second and final part of the tale of Kalidas, from Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru (the first Prime Minister of India)’s point of view. Various aspects of the story as it unfolds This segment is highly focused on the incidents happened in the life of Shakuntala and Dushyant, after their separation. Let us recap the story ... Read More »

Kalidas and Shakuntala | Bharat Ek Khoj Hindi TV Serial On DVD | Personal Reviews

Kalidas and Shakuntala | Bharat Ek Khoj Hindi TV Serial On DVD | Personal Reviews

Kalidas was arguably one of the most talented poet and dramatist around the world. Though he created stuffs only in Sanskrut (Sanskrit) language; his creations are famous around the world. Best known for his magnum opus अभिज्ञानशाकुन्तलम् (Abhijñānashākuntala or Abhijñānaśākuntalam); Kalidas’ creations include विक्रमोर्वशीयम् (Vikramōrvaśīyam), Mālavikāgnimitram, कुमारसम्भव (KumarSambhavam), मेघदूत (Meghadūta) and others. Due to his incredible input into Sanskrit literature the impact of Kalidas is evident in the Indian culture. That is the reason why ace Film and TV Serial maker Shyam Benegal dedicated two episode of Hindi TV Serial Bharat Ek Khoj to Kalidas and Shakuntala. I like to ... Read More »

The Classical Age| Bharat Ek Khoj Hindi TV Serial On DVD | Personal Reviews

The Classical Age| Bharat Ek Khoj Hindi TV Serial On DVD | Personal Reviews

Episode #16 of Hindi TV Serial Bharat Ek Khoj (by Shyam Benegal) which was based on the book – Discovery Of India (by Late Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru) and was aired on DoorDarshan and now is available as a set of DVD for home viewing; explores the Classical Age. The major part of the first half of this episode gives some historical facts about around year 1000 to 2500 B.C. This well researched (by the author) segment discusses about the culture developed around the time of Gupta Age, Maurya Empire. The references to Dramas, Plays and other form of art and ... Read More »

Sangam Period – II| Bharat Ek Khoj Hindi TV Serial On DVD | Personal Reviews

Sangam Period – II| Bharat Ek Khoj Hindi TV Serial On DVD | Personal Reviews

Episode #15 of Hindi TV Serial Bharat Ek Khoj (which was aired on DoorDarshan and now is available as a set of DVD for home viewing); explores the seonc segment of the Sangam period mainly through exploration of Silappadikaram. Read our views about the first segment of Silappadikaram here. This episode explores the way of living and folk traditions of various areas of Southern India during the Sangam period. If you pay attention towards various conversations you will be able to explore the way of living and thinking of people during the same. Folk dances and plays were integral part ... Read More »