The first two lectures by Prof David Eckel on the history of Buddhism gives a course overview and a look at the background to the society the Buddha was born into
Cosmopolitan India In Ancient and Medieval Times
A look at the cosmopolitan world of India and the many cultures and civilisations that have flourished there in a spirit of tolerance and beneficial interaction.
Nectar in Stone (Cham and Khmer civilisations)
A fast-moving documentary looking at the effect Indian civilisation has had on the Cham and Khmer cultures.
India’ and Indonesia’s Shared Ancient and Modern Cultural Heritage
This is a wonderful documentary looking at the close cross-cultural links between India and Indonesia.
Beliefs Made Visible – Hindu and Buddhist Art in South Asia
Two short documentaries giving an overview of Hindu and Buddhist art in India, made by the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco, which is one of the largest museums of Asian Art in the world.
India Untouched – Stories of a People Apart
A documentary about the scourge of caste and untouchability in modern-day India, covering the subject in a comprehensive way amongst all walks of life.
Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar: The Untold Truth
An epic film about the life of the great Indian social reformer Dr. Babsaheeb Ambedkar.
Sita Sings the Blues
A modern retelling of the Ramayana story by Nina Paley featuring the music of the 20s blues singer Annette Hanshaw.
The Day India Burned: Partition
This documentary is about the partition of India, one of the greatest humanitarian disasters in modern times, as peoples were divided along communal and religious lines, and turned against each other in a fury of violence.