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India Rising
First broadcast February 2007

Man in a call centre

This landmark series explores the what globalisation and a decade of economic reforms have done to India and the way that it sees itself.

George Arney has known India for 30 years. He compares the India he knew to the India that exists today. Is the rapid change beneficial, and if so, who has seen the benefits? How do the old and the new Indias reconcile with the other?

Part Four: Can It All Hang Together?

There is no doubt that the economic revolution has enabled India to benefit financially.

But what are the cost of such rapid expansion? The pollution has made some industrial areas unliveable. The people who stay do so for no other reason than survival.

Could a disregard for the needs and rights of the poor lead to social unrest - and even revolution?


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