The story of India 2/7

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Amazing BBC documentary (Part 2) about the history of India, one of world's oldest civilization, presented by British Historian Micheal Wood.

Episode 2 - "The Power of Ideas"
The second episode in Michael Wood’s series moves on to the revolutionary years after 500BC - the Age of the Buddha and Mahavira. Travelling by rail to the ancient cities of the Ganges plain, by army convoy through Northern Iraq, and down Pakistan's Khyber Pass, he shows how Alexander the Great’s invasion of India inspired her first major empire in the form of the Mauryan Empire, ruled by Chandragupta Maurya and Ashoka.