POV

Program Details
Air Time: 
09/21/2013 - 11:00pm - 11:59pm
Program Title: 
THE WORLD BEFORE HER
Program Service: 
MX
Program URL: 
http://www.pbs.org/pov/worldbeforeher/
PSIP Description: 
This tale of two Indias follows a female militant leader and a woman competing in a beauty pageant.
Long Description: 
This program tells tells the tale of two Indias. In one, Ruhi Singh is a small-town girl competing in Bombay to win the Miss India pageant -- a ticket to stardom in a country wild about beauty contests. In the other India, Prachi Trivedi is the young, militant leader of a fundamentalist Hindu camp for girls, where she preaches violent resistance to Western culture, Christianity and Islam. Moving between these divergent realities, the film creates a provocative portrait of the world's largest democracy at a critical transitional moment-and of two women who hope to shape its future.