Black pepper, ginger and cinnamon all have their roots in this beautiful land in the southwestern corner of India. Often called the Venice of South Asia, Kerala has fabulous cultural and food traditions. And it might be the world's first tolerant multi-religious society, a place where Hindus, Muslims, Christians, and Jews have lived together in peace and harmony for centuries.
Hidden India: The Kerala Spicelands EXPLORES A UNIQUE CORNER OF ASIA
Available on DVD from PBS Distribution July 24th
Arlington, Va. - June 15, 2012 - PBS Distribution today announced it is releasing Hidden India: The Kerala Spicelands on DVD. Black pepper, ginger and cinnamon all have their roots in this beautiful land in the southwestern corner of India. Often called the Venice of South Asia, Kerala has fabulous cultural and food traditions. And it might be the world's first tolerant multi-religious society, a place where Hindus, Muslims, Christians, and Jews have lived together in peace and harmony for centuries. Trade and spices brought them together in tropical lowlands studded with coconut palms and cool mountain ranges where tea, cardamom, ginger, and rubber trees grow.
Host Bruce Kraig guides viewers to markets, spice plantations, rice paddies, elephant parades, traditional dances, and spectacular boat races. Hidden India: The Kerala Spicelands will be available on DVD July 24, 2012. The run time of the program is 60 minutes. The DVD SRP is $24.99.
For at least 3,000 years, this small region of India has attracted merchants, fishermen, and settlers from abroad. Unlike almost anywhere else in India, or other parts of the world, these outsiders were generally welcomed by Kerala's peoples and rulers. Trade and attitudes open to other peoples brought long periods of peaceful existence and a unique society.
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Hidden India: The Kerala Spicelands
Street Date: July 24, 2012
Run Time: 60 Minutes
June 25, 2012, 7:15 am - PR