Bharat Ek Khoj
(, , ) is a 53-episode television
series that dramatically unfolds the 5000 year history of India
from its beginnings to the coming of independence in 1947. It is a series of explorations into the different periods of Indian history and was made in 1988 by the writer, director and producer Shyam Benegal
with Cinematographer V.K.Murthy
The serial is based on a book written by the historian and first Prime Minister
of independent India, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru
, titled The Discovery of India
This series was telecast on Doordarshan
. The star cast included Om Puri
and Roshan Seth
. Pandit Nehru was portrayed by Roshan Seth, who had previously portrayed Nehru in Richard Attenborough
in 1982. With an amazing pictorial presentation of Roshan Seth and enchanting tough voice of Om Puri making the serial one of the best TV series aired in India along with Malgudi Days
. Categorizing it with documentary, it is the best documentary aired in India along with Surabhi
. It portrays the Indian history with some fictional stories to make it more interesting. The timeline and the historical records it provided was a good source of knowledge about Indian history.
It is being re-telecast every Saturday 8 pm -9pm and Sunday 12 noon-1pm on DD Bharati.
Lyrics of the title track
The following is the lyrics of the track that is played at the beginning of each episode.
This first stanza is in Sanskrit
(Rig Veda, Book 10, Hymn... Read More