No Full Stops In India

No Full Stops In India


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


356 Pages | ISBN13 9780140104806
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Tully, Mark
Tully, Mark
Mark Tullywas born in Kolkata and educated in Darjeeling and England. He wascorrespondent for the BBC in South Asia for twenty-two years and continues towrite and present the popular BBC Radio 4 programme Something Understood. He lives in New Delhi with his colleague andpartner Gillian Wright. Among the major stories he has covered are the 1971Bangladesh War, Indira Gandhi's Emergency, the execution of Zulfikar AliBhutto, the Russian occupation of Afghanistan, Operations Blue Star and BlackThunder in the Golden Temple at Amritsar, the assassinations of Indira Gandhiand Rajiv Gandhi and the destruction of the mosque at Ayodhya in 1992. Hisbooks include the highly acclaimed NoFull Stops in India, Amritsar: MrsGandhi's Last Battle, India'sUnending Journey and Non-Stop India.He has also written a second collection of short stories called Upcountry Tales.
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