India

Two documentary filmmakers chronicle their time in Sonagchi, Calcutta and the relationships they developed with children of prostitutes who work the city's notorious red light district. (www.imdb.com)

National Geographic Wild India Elephant Kingdom

Nature Documentary hosted by David Attenborough, published by National Geographic in 2011 - English narration.
Home to over a billion people, India is best known as a diverse mass of noise, crowds, colour and religious devotion. She also has a wild side, populated by giants, predators and exotic creatures. Wild India gives you a fascinating insight into this world-within-a-world, as each show explores the country's extraordinary landscapes and their inhabitants. (www.youtube.com)

Famed for its wealth, cultural treasures, and spirituality, India has for centuries beckoned the outsider. Many have vied for control of this fabled and diverse land. Two great empires, one established by invading Moguls, the other by the British, flourished on this vast subcontinent. (www.youtube.com)

Small Fortunes: Microcredit and the Future of Poverty Millions of the worlds poorest mostly women who are unable to provide the necessary collateral to secure a traditional loan are turning to microcredit institutions for help. These institutions give micro loans, often for less than $100, to those for whom the entrepreneurial spirit is still in its purest, most basic form. Whether it's through milking a buffalo, selling tortillas, or weaving cloth, most borrowers are able to pay back their loans and have enough profits to reinvest in their businesses, their homes, and their children.

The Story of India is a BBC TV documentary series, written and presented by historian Michael Wood, about the 10,000-year history of the Indian subcontinent in six episodes.

60 years ago India threw off the chains of British Empire and became a free nation. And now the worlds largest democracy is rushing in to the future.

As in most of his documentaries, Wood explains historical events by travelling to the places where they took place, examining archeological and historical evidence at first hand and interviewing historians and archaeologists, as well as chatting with local people.

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