Today marks the beginning of History Season on the Global Indian Series. Rajan and Alex Beeching (The Global Indian Series’ newly appointed Head of Content) discuss the ties-lingustic, racial, cultural and religious- that bind Iran to India.
Focusing on the great Indo-Aryan migrations during the second millennium B.C. when great numbers of people swept into Iran and Northern India from Central Asia, they touch on:
- Their Gods such as Shiva and Indra
- How their beliefs would lay the foundations of Classical Hinduism and Zoroastrianism
- How Indra became Zeus to the Greek and Thor to the Norse
- Their language, from which Sanskrit, Hindi and indeed every Non-Dravidian language spoken in India stems
- The Caste System, which they bequeathed to India and remains to this day
- How these long dead people influence modern India today
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Special thank you to TAIZU for the music
Presenter – Rajan Nazran
Producer –Global Indian Series/NazranRoth
Guest – Alex – Senior Content creator – Global Indian Series
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