by Mark Tully
Category: Travel & Holiday / Travel Writing
Publisher: Ebury Press
Publication date: 3 May 2007
Number of pages: 288
Born in India and educated in Britain, Mark Tully is a citizen of two countries and two cultures, both of which have shaped his thinking and given him a unique perspective on the world today. In this thoughtful and remarkable book, he shares the formative experiences of his upbringing, his early vocation as a priest, his distinguished broadcasting career and his fascination for India's tradition, as well as its modern way of doing things. India is changing very fast and will soon become one of the world's most influential nations, alongside China and America. As one of the subcontinents' pre-eminent commentators, there can be no better guide to its ways than Mark Tully. In fascinating, accessible style, he shows us the many lessons he has learned from India and, most importantly, what he believes India has yet to teach us about the way we deal with economic growth and poverty relief, environmental issues, education, management and democracy. As he explains, India's journey is the journey of us all, towards a future in which we must draw deeply upon our spiritual and material resources, and strive to find a balance in the face of uncertainty.
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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