Mark Twain called India a place of "splendor and rags...palaces and hovels...famine and pestilence." A century later, David Brown and an award-winning team of reporters followed in Twain's footsteps. They found Twain's land of "fabulous wealth and fabulous poverty" now faces enormous challenges in its quest for superpower status. Nuclear-armed and IT-driven, India is battling vast social inequalities as well as the consequences of the global financial crisis, and the November 2008 terror attacks in Mumbai. What does this mean for India? For the United States? For the world? India Rising was produced by Simon Marks, Kristin McHugh, and Keith Porter, and was a Stanley Foundation production in association with KQED Public Radio and KUT Austin.