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Empires of India [electronic resource]

National Geographic Television & Film
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Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
Summary
Famed for its wealth, cultural treasures, and spiritual traditions, India has for centuries beckoned the outsider. Many nations have vied for control of this fabled and colorful land-with two great empires, one established by invading Moghuls, the other by the British, flourishing in turns on the vast subcontinent. Viewers of this program learn how, in the 16th century, the Turkic warlord Babur led his forces out of Central Asia and founded a dynasty in India-which persisted until a new colonial power arrived to stake its own claims. Enter Robert Clive, a psychologically disturbed British officer who delivered 18th-century India into the hands of the Crown.
Release Date
2010
Run Time
53 min.
Language
English
Rating
11 & up
Notes
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on Feb. 23, 2010.
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Contents
  • Moghul Empire (1:04)
  • Invasion of Babur (0:57)
  • Babur: Youthful Leader (1:06)
  • Babur and Guerrilla Warfare (1:07)
  • Babur's Ambition (1:09)
  • Babur the Warlord (1:22)
  • Babur in Afghanistan (1:14)
  • Babur's Raid in Northern India (1:14)
  • India: A Rich Land (0:59)
  • Babur's Worldly Pleasures (0:57)
  • Harsh Discipline (1:01)
  • Babur the Poet (1:04)
  • Critical Point in Moghul History (0:58)
  • Battle for Hindustan (0:58)
  • Wealth and Treasures of Hindustan (1:28)
  • Babur: Unimpressed with Hindustan (1:05)
  • Babur: Vision of Greatness and Order (1:13)
  • Gardens and Contemplation (1:00)
  • Life for a Life (2:29)
  • Moghul Dynasty (1:14)
  • From Moghul Dynasty to British Imperialism (1:04)
  • Robert Clive: Architect of British Colonialism (1:04)
  • Robert Clive: Mischief Maker (1:51)
  • India: Trade Opportunities (1:12)
  • Europeans Blend with Indian Populations (1:01)
  • Mental Illness of Robert Clive (1:44)
  • British Colonialists and Immorality (0:51)
  • Anglo-French Conflict in India (1:06)
  • Robert Clive and Profiteering (1:01)
  • Black Hole of Calcutta (1:11)
  • Robert Clive Takes Back Calcutta (0:53)
  • British vs. French Battle Strategy (1:16)
  • East India Company Owns India (0:52)
  • Robert Clive's Fortunes (1:08)
  • Power and Reach of Money (1:01)
  • Shut Out by English Aristocracy (1:20)
  • Governor of East India Company (0:58)
  • Turnaround Tactics in India (1:06)
  • Disaster Strikes Bengal (0:57)
  • Robert Clive: Guilty of Extortion (0:55)
  • Robert Clive: Rejection (0:52)
  • Death of Robert Clive (1:13)
  • England Loses American Colonies (1:30)
Published
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2010], c2000.
Publisher no.
40851 Films Media Group
Access Restriction
Access requires authentication through Films on Demand.
Description
1 streaming video file (53 min.) : sd., col., digital file.
Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
Technical Details
  • Access in Virgo Classic
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