India's love affair with Charles Dickens

Nearly 65 years since the end of British colonial rule in India, the works of Charles Dickens continue to be read, loved and taught from generation to generation across the sub-continent.

The topics which he wrote about in England in the mid 19th Century - bureaucracy, social injustice and poverty - just happen to be some of the problems facing modern day India.

Marking 200 years since his birth, BBC World Service explores India's love affair with the classic books. Here, meet two of the people featured in the documentary Dickens and India - Mutual Friends.

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Dickens and India - Mutual Friends can be heard on the BBC World Service between Monday 6 February and Sunday 12 February 2012.

Broadcast times subject to regional variations. BBC World Service - programme guide

You can listen to the programme via iPlayer here or download a podcast here.

Audio and images by Nicola Barranger. Slideshow production by Paul Kerley. Publication date 7 February 2012.

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