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India in Slow Motion

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Mark Tully was bornin Kolkata and educated in England. He was correspondent for the BBC in SouthA... Read More

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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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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 India in Slow Motion, Tully 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. 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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Title: India in Slow Motion
Author: Tully Mark
SKU: BK0031883
EAN: 9780143030478
Binding: Paperback

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