13 best India documentaries that honour the Indian heroes fighting social problems

RTD’s India documentaries take you to one of the most populous countries, where today’s world meets ancient and sometimes archaic traditions. See how some self-described ‘Love Commandos’ are fighting to help young lovers avoid pre-arranged marriages. Or take a deeper look into how women cast out of society by ancient traditions cope. You can also see the lengths impoverished people will go to just to survive, from selling their wombs or kidneys to picking coal above a fiery pit. RTD’s India documentaries also give you a close look at how modern industry is devastating the country’s water supplies and agricultural land.

India documentaries
In modern India, the mix of ancient tradition and economic growth is producing fascinating social transformations.