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No Full Stops In India

No Full Stops In India

Tully Mark
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India’s Westernized elite, cut off from local traditions, ‘want to write a full stop in a land where there are no full stops’. From that striking insight Mark Tully has woven a superb series of ‘stories’ which explore Calcutta, from the Kumbh Mela in Allahabad (probably the biggest religious festival in the world) to the televising of a Hindu epic. Throughout, he combines analysis of major issues with a feel for the fine texture and human realities of Indian life. The result is a revelation.
‘The ten essays, written with clarity, warmth of feeling and critical balance and understanding, provide as lively a view as one can hope for of the panorama of India.’ K. Natwar-Singh in the Financial Times

Imprint: Penguin

Published: Oct/2000

ISBN: 9780140104806

Length : 356 Pages

No Full Stops In India

Tully Mark
Overview

India’s Westernized elite, cut off from local traditions, ‘want to write a full stop in a land where there are no full stops’. From that striking insight Mark Tully has woven a superb series of ‘stories’ which explore Calcutta, from the Kumbh Mela in Allahabad (probably the biggest religious festival in the world) to the televising of a Hindu epic. Throughout, he combines analysis of major issues with a feel for the fine texture and human realities of Indian life. The result is a revelation.
‘The ten essays, written with clarity, warmth of feeling and critical balance and understanding, provide as lively a view as one can hope for of the panorama of India.’ K. Natwar-Singh in the Financial Times

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Tully Mark

Mark Tully was bornin Kolkata and educated in England. He was correspondent for the BBC in SouthAsia for twenty-two years and continues to write and present the popular BBCRadio 4 programme Something Understood.He lives in New Delhi with his colleague and partner Gillian Wright. Togetherthey have worked on a number of books including Mark Tully's highly acclaimed No Full Stops in India, India's Unending Journey and Non-Stop India, as well as two volumesof short stories The Heart of Indiaand Upcountry Tales. Gillian's otherbooks include translations of the modern Hindi classics Raag Darbari by Srilal Shukla, AVillage Divided by Rahi Masoom Reza and MiddleIndia, the selected short stories of Bhisham Sahni. Her non-fiction includesThe Presidential Retreats of India, one of a series of commissioned byRashtrapati Bhavan. She has also authored the children's book Mishti the Mirzapuri Labrador.

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