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In India this 91-part epic is cult viewing for 115 million viewers who watch it on garlanded television sets.
Dallas, Dynasty, Neighbours and EastEnders rolled into one, this is a dramatisation of India's greatest epic poem. Fifteen times the length of the Bible it's a tale of love, war, duty and ultimately of good triumphing over evil. 1: King Shantanu of Hastinapur proposes to the beautiful Ganga. She agrees to become his Queen on one condition: that he never questions any of her actions.
(In Hindi with English subtitles.
Repeated tomorrow 12.05am BBC1)


KingBharat: Raj Babbar
King Shantanu: Rishabh Shukla
Ganga: Kiran Juneja
Prime Minister: Ram Mohan

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