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Uncovering the hidden history of women in religion. In India, Bettany Hughes joins thousands of Hindus in the worship of formidable goddess Durga.

In this programme, divided into short chapters for use in the classroom, Bettany Hughes uncovers the remarkable and neglected stories of women and religion.

She heads to India, where she joins thousands of Hindus in the worship of one of their most formidable goddesses, Durga.

In Milan, the life of Saint Augustine and the doctrine of original sin are explored.

Finally, Bettany profiles the powerful women who were instrumental in the crucial early days of Islam.

First shown: 3 May 2012

Available for 23 days Duration 30 mins