No Full Stops In India

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Penguin Books Limited, Oct 14, 2000 - Travel - 356 pages
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 is a respected veteran reporter on the Indian scene with impeccable connections at the political level, and on the personal level - he was born in Calcutta. In this book he examines the huge ... Read full review

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Mark Tully was for many years the BBC's India correspondent. He has spent his whole life in India, and knows it and it's people, politics, and religions better than any other westerner. A totally ... Read full review

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