Sindhia mein Sikander
02 March 2013
Sindhia mein Sikander - the documentary - spread over thirteen episodes each of 30 minutes was about Alexander’s Indian Campaign. We joined Alexander at Nawagai (Bajaur), and followed him through Pakistan to Makran where he left the country. The original idea to write a book germinated when I was researching for my book The Salt Range and the Potohar Plateau during the mid-1990s. I tried to get funding from National Fund for Culture and Heritage but at that time Dani was heading the fund and he was like the proverbial snake in the treasure-house - repugnant to the idea of spending the money. But after the success of Nagri, Nagri Ghoom Musafir, Muneeza Hashmi who was then GM PTV Lahore asked for another idea. I suggested Alexander and she fought very hard with the MD Yusuf Baig Mirza for financing for the project. The rest, as they say, is history.
Related: Sindia mein Sikandar [13 episodes]
posted by Salman Rashid @ 8:30 PM,
- At March 3, 2013 at 6:24 PM, M Behzad Jhatial said...
- At July 1, 2014 at 2:16 PM, Rehan Afzal said...
Salman sb you are a National Treasure.
- At July 1, 2014 at 2:51 PM, Salman Rashid said...
You are very kind, Rehan. thank you.