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Introduction - Audio highlights from the World Service


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?

The season runs from Saturday 3 February to Sunday 11 February 2007.

See also: India Rising: In Depth
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