India Rising

From the BBC World Service, India Rising is a four-part documentary that explores the reality of India today.

"India is home to one sixth of the world's population, and is poised to overtake Japan as the world's third largest economy. But as its burgeoning middle-class become increasingly consumer-orientated, are traditional values being eroded?
A week of special programming from the BBC World Service goes under the skin of contemporary India, examining the political, cultural, economic, religious, cultural and scientific landscapes of this vast country. As India rises, we ask: who is being left behind?" (from Introduction,

Programme One — New Wealth

Programme Two — Inside India's heart of Darkness

Programme Three - TV Nation

Programme Four - Can it all hang together?

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