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Introduction: Delhi (03:09)


Home to 1.2 billion people, India is the birthplace of Hinduism, Buddhism, Bollywood, curry, and ancient medicines. Sumnima Udas begins her journey in New Delhi where she travels by tuk tuk. Curry is a mixture of vegetables, cumin, black pepper, chili, turmeric, and coriander.

Spice Trade (05:26)

Udas describes how Christopher Columbus first set sail to find a new trade route to India. Khari Baoli is the largest spice market in Asia. Dharampal Gulati runs the Mahashian Di Hatti facility which adopted modern techniques to stay competitive.

Ancient Medicine (01:54)

Udas visits an Ayurveda hospital in Bengaluru. Technicians blend tree bark and herbs to create oil for shirodhara.

Modern Technology (04:01)

Sahana Devadas describes how mothers put their newborn infants under a light bulb for heat. Every year 750,000 infants die before reaching one month old. Scientists design affordable baby incubators in a joint venture between Webpro and General Electric.

Hong Kong Market (06:57)

Siliguri India is centrally located between Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal, and China. Sukumar sells 500 cups of tea to merchants daily. Udas travels to Darjeeling to visit a tea estate.

Credits: Delhi (00:05)

Credits: Delhi

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Part of the Series : The Silk Road: Past, Present, Future
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We continue our 8,000 kilometer journey across the ancient silk and spice routes, traveling south from Central Asia, across remote snow-topped mountains, to discover one of Asia's most important corridors of commerce: India. Sumnima Udas explores the spice trade, Ayuveda medicine techniques, a collaboration to create neonatal incubators for rural areas, and a new Internet based tea company.

Length: 23 minutes

Item#: FMK183799

ISBN: 978-1-64481-882-4

Copyright date: ©2015

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