This landmark series tells the story of a civilisation that is older than history - a land of a billion people, 400 languages and 33 million gods. Everything you've heard about India is true - and more. India is poised to become the next superpower and the reasons lie not just in the present but in the past. As the brief heyday of the West comes to a close, the big players in history are coming again - the players whose creativity goes back not merely decades, but thousands of years. The Indians created empires that ruled half the world, empires with unforgettable human stories that left stupendous monuments from the Taj Mahal to the giant temples of South India.