Bharat Ek Khoj should be part of History Classes


Caught a few minutes of the Shivaji episode of Bharat Ek Khoj, based on Nehru‘s The Discovery of India, last night on Loksabha TV. Even after 25 years of its production and first airing, it made captivating viewing. Should be mandatory course material in our schools. Compelling and interesting lessons in Indian mythology and history.

Enjoy the starting track here.


One thought on “Bharat Ek Khoj should be part of History Classes

  1. I had the good fortune of meeting Shyam benegal once. It’s incredible that he managed to make history so engaging and real for us Indians. We tend to not be so connected to our past. I think that explains why we litter or graffiti places of historical importance. Maybe it’s because of the way we are taught about our history. It is distant and it is text. 
    I agree with you about including this in school curriculum. I think it’ll make a long term impact on young people. It’ll help us form a bond with our past.

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