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Images of India [electronic resource]: Social Studies Primer

Maverick Media Services
Format
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
Summary
Designed specifically with students and classrooms in mind, this video explores major themes in the history, geography, and culture of India. Emphasizing the diversity of this vast and ancient land, Images of India provides an overview of the country, with sections on Land, Culture, Religion, History, and Life Today, including current economic and social conditions. Spectacular footage helps viewers appreciate the varied population and topography of India. Maps and graphics are used to illustrate geographical features. Viewers follow the history of India from the 13th-century Islamic dynasties through British rule and the struggle for independence, to its current status as the world's largest democracy and an emerging economic superpower. Through it all, India has absorbed many influences and incorporated them into its own unique and diverse culture. Other key topics include: spiritual life, the caste system, agriculture and monsoon rains, the leadership of Gandhi and Nehru, the formation of Pakistan, industrial development, and the problems of poverty. Images of India is a memorable introduction to one of the world's most important nations.
Release Date
2005
Run Time
35 min.
Language
English
Notes
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on May 12, 2005.
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Variant Title
Social studies primer
Contents
  • Overview of India (2:17)
  • Land in India (3:00)
  • Cultural Diffusion in India (4:29)
  • Major Religions of India (3:18)
  • Hindu Caste System and Buddhism (2:01)
  • Islam (1:39)
  • History of India (3:39)
  • History: Twentieth Century India (2:27)
  • Life Today in India (4:34)
  • Building on Diversity (2:40)
Published
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2005], c1998.
Publisher no.
8144 Films Media Group
Access Restriction
Access requires authentication through Films on Demand.
Description
1 streaming video file (35 min.) : sd., col., digital file.
Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
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