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A superb travel book about modern India - now in paperbackSir Mark Tully is one of the world's leading writers and broadcasters on India, and the presenter of the much loved radio programme 'Something Understood'. In this fascinating and timely work, he reveals the profound impact India has had on his life and beliefs, and what we can all learn from this rapidly changing nation. Through interviews and anecdotes, he embarks on a journey that takes in the many faces of India, from the intouchables of Uttar Pradesh to the skyscrapers of Gurgaon, from the religious riots of Ayodhya to the calm of a university campus. And he explores how successfully India reconciles opposites, marries the sensual with the sacred, finds harmony in discord, and treats certainty with suspicion.

Sir Mark Tully is one of the world's leading writers and broadcasters on India, and the presenter of the much loved radio programme 'Something Understood'. In this fascinating and timely work, he reveals the profound impact India has had on his life and beliefs, and what we can all learn from this rapidly changing nation.

Through interviews and anecdotes, he embarks on a journey that takes in the many faces of India, from the intouchables of Uttar Pradesh to the skyscrapers of Gurgaon, from the religious riots of Ayodhya to the calm of a university campus. And he explores how successfully India reconciles opposites, marries the sensual with the sacred, finds harmony in discord, and treats certainty with suspicion.

Reviews

Tully challenges the preconceptions others have about this land of contrasts, as well as those India has about itself. In doing so, he beautifully brings the country and its people to life

Daily Express

Acute and formidably well-read

Daily Telegraph

Deeply thoughtful

Spectator

A warm and engaging guide

The London Paper

The perspective of an insightful observer who has seen it all

India Today

Fascinating

Wanderlust

a discerning and profound look at the diversity and balance in contemporary India

TNT Magazine

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  • Paperback

    9781846040184

    November 3, 2008

    Rider

    288 pages

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    9781446491492

    February 29, 2012

    Ebury Digital

    288 pages

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