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India in Slow Motion

Mark Tully (Author) Gillian Wright (Author)
Synopsis Mark Tully is incomparable. No foreign commentator has a greater understanding of the passions, the contradictions, the charms and the resilience that constitute India. In his long-awaited new book he and his colleague, Gillian Wright, delve further than ever before into this nation of over one billion people, attempting to unravel a culture that, famously, has always resisted unravelling. India in Slow Motion is the account of a journey that, for Tully and Wright, has no true beginning or end. Covering a diverse range of subjects – from Hindu extremism to child labour, Sufi mysticism to the crisis in agriculture, the persistence of political corruption to the problem of Kashmir – this book challenges the preconceptions others have about India, as well as those India has about itself, creating a portrait at once provocative, humorous, searching and deeply humane. India is often depicted as a victim of forces too wild to be controlled – of post-colonial malaise, of religious strife, of the caste system, of a corrupt bureaucratic machine. India in Slow Motion refutes this, probing into the heart of the Indian experience and arguing that change is possible and that solutions do exist. In the process it brings the country and its people brilliantly alive.
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About the author

Mark Tully

Sir Mark Tully was born in Calcutta, India in 1935.  He was the Chief of Bureau, BBC, New Delhi for twenty-two years and is an acclaimed author and the regular presenter of the contemplative BBC Radio 4 programme ‘Something Understood’.  He was awarded the Padma Bhushan in 2005, and was knighted in the New Year Honours list in 2002.  in addition to his distinguished broadcasting career, he has written several books about India including No Full Stops in India, India in slow Motion (with his partner and Colleague Gillian Wright), and The Heart of India.  He lives in New Delhi. 

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Bibliographic information

Title India in Slow Motion
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2002
Edition 1st Ed.
Language: English
isbn 0670049409
length xvi+302p., map.
Subjects Reference