For those of you coming with us to India later this year, there’s a great BBC documentary series screening this Sunday in Australia called THE STORY OF INDIA.
It’s on BBC Knowledge (Foxtel), and available also on DVD.
Actually, it’s a series worth watching for anyone interested in India.
Presented with passion and zeal by eminent British historian Michael Wood (wonderfully engaging), he looks at India from its beginnings some 5000 years ago.
In the eight part series he discuses the birth of myths, Hinduism, the life and teachings of Buddha, the early invasions and their impacts on culture… And it’s all shot beautifully.
It’s worth watching just for the photography alone.
By the way, I’m currently putting the itinerary for the tour together, and I hope to have it finished, including the costing, and posted on the Gone Tours website by the end of the long weekend.
Dates are: We start in Delhi on September 14th, and we finish in Mumbai on Sept 27th, with the huge Ganesha festival on the beach.