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India's Unending Journey ❰Read❯ ➱ India's Unending Journey Author Mark Tully – 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 uniue perspective on the world today In this thou 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 uniue 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 India's Unending PDF/EPUB ² broadcasting career and his fascination for India's tradition as well as its modern way of doing thingsIndia 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's 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.

10 thoughts on “India's Unending Journey

  1. Subodh Subodh says:

    Mark Tully is one of those expatriates whose love and fondness for India does not colour their view of it by hiding its shortcomings and magnifying its strengths Having lived in India for half a century he is confident enough of his relationship with this country to criticize it when criticism is dueThis book has a somewhat misleading title It is not about India or its journey as such but about the author's own self his philosophy his attitude to religion and science and his perception of the eternal East West twain He uses India as a mirror to understand himself and his parent culture better and to become aware of the ways in which understanding of India can help the West moderate itselfIf I were to choose one word to describe Tully's India it is 'humility' He is not saying that humility in inter personal dealings is an Indian virtue He means humility in the context of the civilization and the society's attempt to know and understand the ultimate reality The West has tended to swing from one extreme to another for a long time it knew that 'truth' was stated in the Bible Now most of the Western world thinks religion has nothing to teach us and scientific inuiry is the only road to truth India on the other hand has always striven to search for the 'truth' but never claimed to know it completely It's tolerance for different faiths springs from this fundamental approach Tully uses his experience and understanding of India to make a case for a resolution between science and spirituality in the West Each chapter apparently dealing with something uite different ultimately returns to this unifying themeIndia What It Can Teach Us by Friedrich Max Müller is the most famous attempt by a Western author to present learning from India to the West Max Muller's treatment is based on study of India' philosophical and religious texts Tully approach is humbler and based on his experience of living among the people of India It has the readability of a journalist's account but lacks the insight and depth that a philosopher can bring to the subject

  2. Gajendra Dadheech Gajendra Dadheech says:

    This is a uniue kind of autobiography by Mark Tully where he tells about what various cities where he have been taught him about religion belief economics growth etc One thing which is uite obvious after reading book is that he is uite romantic about India and Hinduism In the end he tells that he want to become a hindu but after knowing hinduism he thinks that he can attain path to ultimate truth via Christianity as hinduism tells that there are many paths to Supreme One thing worth noting and praiseworthy about this autobiography is thoughtfulness of Sir Tully He puts several examples of various events and then connected them to point he wanted to convey One example was that of stempede happened in London due to sale offering at opening of a store this tells about how western society is becoming a consumer and concerned about materialistic pleasure He himself was fed up of this kind of soceity like many of other western people In one of chapters where he tells about Maynooth he tells how people are loosing faith in Church and moving towards hedonistic life He tells people to pursue for balance in life rather then going for extremes balance between mind and body science and religion socialism and capitalism etc He puts a rare perspective of M K Gandhi in this book where suggests that Gandhi was considered as ascetic but he never himself said this All that self denial had a economist point of viewOverall a good read Nice to read about a foreigner falling in love with India When you first see names of chapters you seem to think it will about those cities but the content of those chapters are uite insightful about human and social values In his romanticism about India sometimes tries to defend the things which are not good such as casteism telling that this division makes people come in contact with each other and help in some ways Every chapter he ends with asking people to go for middle way prefer evolution rather then revolution That's why he says that this journey is never ending as there are no absolute answers to most important uestions in life always relative and keep on looking for them

  3. Divakar Divakar says:

    Mark Tully is a venerable figure in the broadcasting community He headed BBC – India for eons and was the last word for the British view on India He is also a prolific writer and has written multiple books on India One also sees him often on the multiple TV debates which are screamed sorryit should be streamed onto our TV screens at 9 pm every nightI am still unable to figure out what this book is all about Is it about the person who wants to be a priest and finally ends up as a journalist commentator? Is it about India and its extreme oppositesis it about the done to death issues of caste superstition religion and all its divisiveness So you have the usual chapters on the eroticism of Khajuraho interlaced with the conservative Indian society the growing sub culture of Gurgaon now Gurugrama city that grew too fast journey’s into India’s hinterlands the usual Westerner’s insight into issues uniuely IndianOr is it about the impact of the sub continent on his own life ? Or is this book about nostalgia and revisiting and reliving old memoriesboth in India and UKThe book left me confused and also decided to stay away from all his other books

  4. Meredith Walker Meredith Walker says:

    More refection than autobiography this is uite dense in its ideas as discusses intellectual themes such as the legacy of the Raj and its Victorian morality and secularism and the pressure for modern India to confirm to a Western materialist way of life Underpinning this however is the constancy of the country’s diversity and essential humility of character

  5. Latika Deo Latika Deo says:

    The book is actually a series of lectures that were delivered on various occassions that have been assembled and redrafted in a manner which is suitable for a book There a lot of publications referred in this book if one were to go in depth about spirituality and religion and their place in this modern materialistic world

  6. Ravinder Ravinder says:

    The certainty of uncertainty is truly India's contribution to the thought process of humanity The writer makes the case for this through various personal introspective stories as well as a listener retelling the stories of others

  7. Sarah Sarah says:

    This book is about uncertainty Unfortunately it seems to extend to the author’s vision for the book He doesn’t seem to know why he’s writing It feels random padded and unfocused It was interesting though

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  9. Dr.J.G. Dr.J.G. says:

    Mark Tully is afraid of becoming too Indian and is like the person fascinated by Gangaa but holds on to a chain on shore while attempting to wash a little of his grime Interesting how he sticks to his bringing up prejudices in various contexts where he can open his eyes instead to how much further India takes it Changing emphasis in the story of Shiva and Paarvatie for instance reducing the tremendous Divine to the objectified ignominous of a semitic background not understanding the difference between penance and Tapas and so forth Also he minimises the various threats that India has faced far than west as long as they are from sources British found closer to their ethos so the massacre of '46 is minimised to a bare mention rather than the graphic butchering of a few thousand within a day or two that occurred on command for the demand to divide India along religious demands of the intolerant He rightly identifies the two parts thereafter as fanatic and secular but fails to give enough credit to the mainstream religion of the secular nation for making it possible at all in the first place Most so called secular nations of the west have an underpinning nevertheless of some variety of religion recognised by some church as proper with due recognition of other religions as dim as light of the brightest star on earth no matter how brilliant it be compared to earth's sun Moreover he fails to take into account the effect of the trauma of years centuries of butchering suffered by the said mainstream culture still continuing in forms of terrorist attacks orchestrated from across the border along with organisations like simi He thinks stick wielders are of a threat to peace because they speak out and those that are ready to massacre with modern weapons than they used in '46 which was with knives need no mention in threats to terror As for the usual albeit slightly better expo about castes he shows the same shortcomings West's failure to recognise that castes are everywhere including in Europe and have always been the very word being of Anglo Saxon origin in English from German only the structure of castes being different as in vertical strata unlike the usually horizontal one in Indian system money is below intellectual and protective functions while elsewhere money is above all and united with power so the lower strata has very little hope to do better or have recognition for one thing; women had knowledge on par with their male counterparts in India unlike in west for another; and so forth and as for being defined by birth that anomaly in India came in with other cultures dominating after conuest and attempting to dismantle the indigenous culture whence the discontinuation of the schools called ashrams conducted as live in places for all pupils accepted various instances have been always clear about people of different backgrounds having lived their student days in the same place with the poor Braahman and Braahmans are usually very poor along with princes and other rich pupils learning on par just as pupils from variety of other backgrounds Tully has failed to see the significance of something like Mahaabhaarata and goes only by the usual criticism lashing out from those that had a vested interest in destroying the indigenous culture and imposing theirs All in all he makes it clear he has a long way to go towards evolving into a fair mind much less a higher comprehension

  10. Awinder Awinder says:

    It is a journey which has something for all But mostly Sir Mark Tully talks about how Hinduism played a critical role in his life by teachig him things which he was not able to comprehend following his own religion It is a uniue type of autobiography At times it looks like the author is prejudiced towards the Hindu religion and most of the times put it in a positve light while portrayed the Western culture in dark shadows Though he very conveniently denies it at the endNevertheless the author justifies his every thought and every inference very aptlyThe book triggers a lot of thought processes in your mind ranging from issues related to religion patriotism day to day life and many Sir Mark Tully has written about himself in a way that shows his humble character and humility I personally feel it is very difficult to write about oneself and be very balanced about it But Sir Mark has done it perfectly

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