Treasures of the Indus “Pakistan Unveiled” 1 August 2022: Episode 1 on BBC Four
This is the story of the Indian subcontinent told through the treasures of three very different people, places and dynasties that have shaped the modern Indian world.
All too often, Pakistan is portrayed as a country of bombs, beards and burkhas. The view of it as a monolithic Muslim state is even embodied in the name of the country, ‘the Islamic Republic of Pakistan’.
Yet, as Sona Datta shows, it used to be the meeting point for many different faiths from around the world and has an intriguing multicultural past – a past about which it is to some extent in denial. It also produced some extraordinary and little-known works of art which Sona, from her work as a curator at the British Museum, explores and explains.
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About Treasures of the Indus
The story of the Indian sub-continent told through the treasures that have shaped the modern Indian world.
This show is broadcast on BBC Four, also known as the British Broadcasting Corporation.