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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Mark Tully was born in Calcutta, in 1935. He was the Chief of Bureau, BBC, New Delhi, for more than two decades. His brilliant broadcasting career includes him being the frequent presenter of the BBC Radio 4 programme, Something Understood. Tully was knighted in 2002. He was honoured with the Padma Bhushan award in 2005. Some of his notable works include The Heart of India, India s Unending Journey, and India in Slow Motion. He currently lives in New Delhi.
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Buchbeschreibung Penguin, 14.09.1992., 1992. Buchzustand: Gut. Auflage: New Ed. 368 Seiten Sofortversand! Gutes Exemplar, geringe Gebrauchsspuren, Cover/SU berieben/bestoßen, Schnitt/Papier nachgedunkelt, innen alles in Ordnung; good – edges/text pages yellowed/darkened Immediate delivery in bubble wrap envelope! Good copy, light signs of previous use, cover/dust jacket has some rubbing/wear (along the edges), edges/text pages show yellowing/darkening, interior in good condition 171020hh100 ISBN: 9780140104806 Alle Preise inkl. MwST Sprache: Englisch Gewicht in Gramm: 257 19,2 x 13,0 x 1,8 cm, Softcover. Artikel-Nr. 441237