India in Slow Motion

India in Slow Motion

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Author: Mark Tully
Publisher: Penguin
Year: 2002
Language: English
Pages: 302
ISBN/UPC (if available): 0670049409


Mark Tully is incomparable. No foreign commentator has a greater understanding of the passions, the contradictions, the charms and the resilience that constitute India. Tthis book challenges the preconception others have about India, as well as those India has about itself, creating a portrait at once provocative, humorous, searching and deeply humane.

In his long-awaited new book he 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 unraveling.

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 labor, Sufi mysticism to the crisis in agriculture, the persistence of political corruption to the problem of Kashmir.

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.


In everything he writes, Tully’s sympathy for and knowledge of India Shines through… He is, indeed, incomparable among foreign observers of that bewildering, maddening, utterly enchanting medley of peoples
-Geoffrey Moorhouse, Guardian

Not since Kipling has one man’s love of India been so deeply revealed.
-Daily Mail




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Misplaced Charity

Corruption from Top to Tail

Altered Altars

Creating Cyberabad

The Sufis and a Plain Faith

Farmer’s Reward

A Tale of Two brothers

The Water Harvesters

Paradise Lost