The Indian subcontinent [electronic resource] / directed by Siân Salt.
- Other Title:
- Academic Video Online.
- London, England : British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), 2009.
- Around the world in 80 faiths ; 6
1 online resource (59 min.)
- India -- Religion.
- Documentary films.
- In English.
- Pete explores Karma in a Tibetan Buddhist monastery high in the mountains and attends the 300th anniversary of a Sikh guru. Pete travels from the Nepalese Himalayas to the south of India to make sense of the mystery of Indian religions. He finds out about the transmigration of the soul, karma, the pantheon of gods and the high regard for gurus. He visits a Tibetan Buddhist monastery high in the mountains. In Calcutta, he takes part in the colourful Durga Puja festival and meets the Agori who live amongst the dead. He then travels to the deserts of Rajastan, where he finds Hindu sects ready to walk on fire or even pay the ultimate price for their gurus. In Mumbai, he attends a Zoroastran marriage and investigates why one of the world's oldest religions is in danger of disappearing. He discovers how Sikhism had a violent birth as he attends the 300th anniversary of its greatest guru's death, and then journeys South to learn about Jainism, a faith which renounces violence against every living creature. Finally, he spends Diwali in a tiny village at a dung-slinging festival, with inevitable results.
- Title from resource description page (viewed July 14, 2014).
- Jones, Peter Owen. , Speaker
Salt, Siân. , Director, Producer
Alexander Street Press.
British Broadcasting Corporation. , Production company
- Access Restriction:
- Restricted for use by site license.
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