NEW DELHI: International news channel BBC
World will telecast a new six-part series, Indian Journeys,
from Tuesday, 20 August, 2002 at 10:00 pm,
with additional appointments to view on Saturdays at 10:00
pm and Sundays at 12 Noon.
series embarks on an exploratory journey across the spiritual
heartland of India with renowned author William Dalrymple
as he delves deep into the Indian spiritual psyche and explores
what lies at its core - within the rich tapestry of Hinduism,
Islam and Christianity, according to a BBC press release.
The first two episodes, titled Shiva's Matted Locks,
follow William as he traces the source of the sacred river
Ganges, a journey that takes him 15,000 ft into the high
Himalayas near the Tibetan border. In the next two episodes
titled City of Djinns, William visits Delhi to explore
the strong interconnections between Islam and Hinduism that
are manifest to this day in the form of age old rituals,
monuments and customs. In the final two episodes, William
goes to the South Indian states of Kerala and Tamil Nadu,
which are traditionally said to have close linkages with
the Apostle of Jesus commonly known as Doubting Thomas.
An inspiring kaleidoscope of Indian images, religions and
regions, Indian Journeys won the Grierson Award for Best
Documentary Series at the British Academy of Film and Television
Arts (BAFTA) in 2002. The programme captures the colour
and the essence of Indian spiritualism through the eyes
of a celebrated travel writer in search of its holy origins.
The series showcases India's connections with spirituality
and offers the viewer a rich and enthralling experience
with a unique perspective.
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