In this video, John Green relates a condensed history of India, post-Indus Valley Civilization. John explores Hinduism and the origins of Buddhism. He also gets into the reign of Ashoka, the Buddhist emperor who, in spite of Buddhism’s structural disapproval of violence, managed to win a bunch of battles.
Awesome comic book about Ashoka by Anant Pai: http://dft.ba/-ashoka He did a huge series of comics about Indian history and religion: http://dft.ba/-AnantPai
India: A History by John Keay: http://dft.ba/-IndiaHistory
The Bhagavad Gita: http://dft.ba/-gita
The Bhagavad Gita, Upanishads, and Rig Veda, all-in-one edition: http://dft.ba/-India