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Time Compass

India (#116)

This program informs viewers of the settlement of Indus and Ganges River valleys and the development of Hinduism and Buddhism in India. Students gain an understanding of how the concept of Destiny influenced the development of the Caste system and theories of reincarnation. They follow the foreign invasions that undermined the social advancements initiated by Ashoka and see how these invasions resulted in separate Indian empires ruled by Maharajahs. The episode closes with the story of Shah Jahan and his love for Mumtaz, followed by a brief sequence on other women who were influential in history. [19 minutes] Closed Captioning

This episode has not aired in the past few months on Iowa Public Television.

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Series Description: Based on a series of books, the Time Compass uses innovative and stylized animation to portray significant historical events and transport the viewer through time to ancient civilizations from around the world. From simple inventions to influencing our modern government, these societies have shaped the way we live today.

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