Asiatic Society Then and Now

Michael Wood must like Asiatic Society of India in Calcutta/Kolkata.  He visited this institution for filming his 1990 documentary Legacy:The Origin of Civilization and again in 2008 for the documentary Story of India.  Seems like his colonialism tainted views on the Rig Veda didn’t start with Story of India.

Here are the two sets of snapshots of the Asiatic Society of India from the two documentaries.  It is interesting to note how the building has progressed in the 18 years or so:

Asiatic Society of India

Asiatic Society of India