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India in Slow Motion (Paperback): Gilllian Wright, Mark Tully India in Slow Motion (Paperback)
Gilllian Wright, Mark Tully
R402 Discovery Miles 4 020 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

A provocative, humorous, searching and deeply humane portrait of India. This book is an 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.

Last Children Of The Raj, Volume 1 (Paperback, Uk Ed.): Mark Tully, Laurence Fleming Last Children Of The Raj, Volume 1 (Paperback, Uk Ed.)
Mark Tully, Laurence Fleming
R428 R369 Discovery Miles 3 690 Save R59 (14%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

These are the stories of the last generation of children raised in British India, in their own words. Over 280 contributions and 200 photographs from over 120 individuals make this a unique record of an extraordinary time and place. The experience of life in the Raj is now remote from British daily life, and yet only a few generations ago many British children lived this vibrant and colourful life.

Last Children Of The Raj, Volume 2 (Paperback, Uk Ed.): Mark Tully, Laurence Fleming Last Children Of The Raj, Volume 2 (Paperback, Uk Ed.)
Mark Tully, Laurence Fleming
R428 R369 Discovery Miles 3 690 Save R59 (14%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

These are the stories of the last generation of children raised in British India, in their own words. Over 280 contributions and 200 photographs from over 120 individuals make this a unique record of an extraordinary time and place. The experience of life in the Raj is now remote from British daily life, and yet only a few generations ago many British children lived this vibrant and colourful life. Here we see the normal trials and thrills of childhood, but in an extraordinary setting, and overlaid in many cases with the hardships of war, separation and then the sadness of leaving India permanently. These stories teem with fascinating details of the domestic, of travel over huge distances, of spectacular celebrations, but also deal with the segregation of the races and an awareness of the privileges of the ruling elite, all told with the authenticity of first-hand experience and the freshness of a child's eye. Mark Tully sets the scene to both volumes, writing with great poignancy of the influence on the "last children" of their upbringing, and the legacy of the Raj: "our parents lived as a separate race [but] they were Anglo-Indians, in that they were touched by India". This is a fascinating book for those who experienced the Raj, or who want to pass on to children or grandchildren a sense of that extraordinary life. It is also an invaluable primary source for scholars interested in the colonial experience, written by those who lived it.

Poems to Live by - An Anthology (Paperback): John Florance Poems to Live by - An Anthology (Paperback)
John Florance; Edited by Graham Lawler; Foreword by Mark Tully
R317 R254 Discovery Miles 2 540 Save R63 (20%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

When life is demanding we all need something to turn to, and this is where people often go wrong. Some people become involved in substance abuse, to try and change the way they feel. Others achieve great success but there is still emptiness inside. Traditionally this would have been fulfilled by religion, but this is not a choice for many people in the 21st century. In order to create change it has to come from within. The best way forward is to develop principles on which you base your daily life. These are guiding principles. This book aims to help you to live courageously, enjoy the present while remembering the past and come to terms with mortality. It should also help you to appreciate that life is more than it seems, gain greater awareness of the rhythm of the seasons, value simplicity, learn to enjoy learning and living, and love and be loved. This book contains poems with a narrative by the author that aims to give any person, regardless of age, an opportunity to be quiet for a moment and reflect on what their life is about.

India: the road ahead (Paperback): Mark Tully India: the road ahead (Paperback)
Mark Tully 1
R360 R293 Discovery Miles 2 930 Save R67 (19%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Since the Indian economy was liberated from bureaucratic, socialist controls in 1991, it has developed rapidly. A country once renowned for the backwardness of its industries, its commerce and its financial market is now viewed as potentially one of the major world economies of the twenty-first century. But there are many questions which need to be asked about the sustainability of this rapid economic growth and its effect on the stability of the country. Have the changes had any impact on the poor and marginalised? Can India's democracy contain the mounting resentment of those left out of the new economic order? Can a high growth rate be sustained with India's notoriously corrupt and inefficient governance? Can the development of its creaking infrastructure be speeded up? How is India going to feed itself unless agriculture is reformed? This timely book will answer these questions through interviews with industrialists and cricketers, God men and farmers, plutocrats and former untouchables. Full of fascinating stories of real people at a time of great change, it will be of interest to economists, business people, diplomats, politicians, as well as to those who love to travel and who take an interest in the rapid growth of one of the world's largest countries, and what this means to us in the West.

Last Children of the Raj, Pt. 1 v. 1 (Hardcover): Laurence Fleming Last Children of the Raj, Pt. 1 v. 1 (Hardcover)
Laurence Fleming; Introduction by Mark Tully
R845 Discovery Miles 8 450 Out of stock

What was it like to be a child of the British Raj in India, and to leave an often exciting and exotic Indian childhood in what must have seemed like a golden age, for the duration of a destructive war? And then to return to an India which had changed radically, often tragically, and for the good? What was it really like to be part of expatriate life behind the scenes of Paul Scott's 'Jewel in the Crown'? In 'Last Children of the Raj', Laurence Fleming, like Mark Tully, one of the 'last children', brings together a vivid and delicately-etched collection of individual memories of children born between 1914 and 1940 who spent their childhood and adolescence in British India and the Princely States. Here is a unique entry-point into British and Indian cultural and social history during the last and momentous period of the British Raj - the period of world war, Partition, accompanied by such violent and tragic blood-letting, and the birth of independent India and Pakistan. Here are details of family traditions with deep roots in the Indian sub-continent, of going to school in India and back in Britain, of deep friendships and relationships with British and Indian children and with those who served the Raj. There are accounts of huge journeys and adventures available only in Indian childhoods. Here there is so much to be gleaned about fathers' careers, including the 'Heavenborn' - the Indian Civil Service - or members of the professional and technical services who mapped and developed India, or about fathers in the Indian Army and British army in India, or in commerce and industry. There is an awareness, perhaps beneath the surface, of questions of colour and race.

India's Unending Journey - Finding balance in a time of change (Paperback): Mark Tully India's Unending Journey - Finding balance in a time of change (Paperback)
Mark Tully
R230 R184 Discovery Miles 1 840 Save R46 (20%) Out of stock

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 traditions as well as its modern customs. India is changing rapidly and will soon become one of the world's most influential nations alongside China and America. In fascinating, accessible style, Tully shows the many lessons he has learned from India and--most importantly--what he believes India has yet to teach other countries about ways to deal with economic growth and poverty relief, environmental issues, education, management, and democracy. As he explains, India's journey is one 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.

Last Children of the Raj (Hardcover): Laurence Fleming Last Children of the Raj (Hardcover)
Laurence Fleming; Introduction by Mark Tully
R1,603 Discovery Miles 16 030 Out of stock

What was it like to be a child of the British Raj in India, and to leave an often exciting and exotic Indian childhood in what must have seemed like a golden age, for the duration of a destructive war? And then to return to an India which had changed radically, often tragically, and for the good? What was it really like to be part of expatriate life behind the scenes of Paul Scott's 'Jewel in the Crown'? In 'Last Children of the Raj', Laurence Fleming, like Mark Tully, one of the 'last children', brings together a vivid and delicately-etched collection of individual memories of children born between 1914 and 1940 who spent their childhood and adolescence in British India and the Princely States. Here is a unique entry-point into British and Indian cultural and social history during the last and momentous period of the British Raj - the period of world war, Partition, accompanied by such violent and tragic blood-letting, and the birth of independent India and Pakistan. Here are details of family traditions with deep roots in the Indian sub-continent, of going to school in India and back in Britain, of deep friendships and relationships with British and Indian children and with those who served the Raj. There are accounts of huge journeys and adventures available only in Indian childhoods. Here there is so much to be gleaned about fathers' careers, including the 'Heavenborn' - the Indian Civil Service - or members of the professional and technical services who mapped and developed India, or about fathers in the Indian Army and British army in India, or in commerce and industry. There is an awareness, perhaps beneath the surface, of questions of colour and race. Mark Tully writes movingly in his introduction that although 'our parents lived as a separate race they were Anglo-Indians, in that they were touched by India'. And returning to India, immediately after the Second World War or later, was to 'come home'.

Last Children of the Raj, Pt. 1 v. 2 (Hardcover, illustrated edition): Laurence Fleming Last Children of the Raj, Pt. 1 v. 2 (Hardcover, illustrated edition)
Laurence Fleming; Introduction by Mark Tully
R896 Discovery Miles 8 960 Out of stock

What was it like to be a child of the British Raj in India, and to leave an often exciting and exotic Indian childhood in what must have seemed like a golden age, for the duration of a destructive war? And then to return to an India which had changed radically, often tragically, and for the good? What was it really like to be part of expatriate life behind the scenes of Paul Scott's 'Jewel in the Crown'? In 'Last Children of the Raj', Laurence Fleming, like Mark Tully, one of the 'last children', brings together a vivid and delicately-etched collection of individual memories of children born between 1914 and 1940 who spent their childhood and adolescence in British India and the Princely States. Here is a unique entry-point into British and Indian cultural and social history during the last and momentous period of the British Raj - the period of world war, Partition, accompanied by such violent and tragic blood-letting, and the birth of independent India and Pakistan. Here are details of family traditions with deep roots in the Indian sub-continent, of going to school in India and back in Britain, of deep friendships and relationships with British and Indian children and with those who served the Raj. There are accounts of huge journeys and adventures available only in Indian childhoods. Here there is so much to be gleaned about fathers' careers, including the 'Heavenborn' - the Indian Civil Service - or members of the professional and technical services who mapped and developed India, or about fathers in the Indian Army and British army in India, or in commerce and industry. There is an awareness, perhaps beneath the surface, of questions of colour and race.

Steam - India's Last Steam Trains (Hardcover): Mark Tully, Stephen Dupont Steam - India's Last Steam Trains (Hardcover)
Mark Tully, Stephen Dupont; Photographs by Stephen Dupont
R592 R482 Discovery Miles 4 820 Save R110 (19%) Out of stock

This is a photographic record of the last steam trains in India. The award-winning photographer has captured not only the fascination of the steam engine but a sense of the past which will never be revisited.

On Leaders and Icons - From Jinnah to Modi (Paperback): Kuldip Nayar On Leaders and Icons - From Jinnah to Modi (Paperback)
Kuldip Nayar; Foreword by Mark Tully
R272 Discovery Miles 2 720 Out of stock
In the Shadow of the Raj: Derry Moore in India (Hardcover): Derry Moore In the Shadow of the Raj: Derry Moore in India (Hardcover)
Derry Moore; Foreword by William Mark Tully
R1,224 R1,084 Discovery Miles 10 840 Save R140 (11%) Out of stock

Derry Moore first began photographing India in the 1970s, where he encountered the unique atmosphere of a country that seemed suspended in time. In his photographs of the stately architecture and sprawling landscapes, Moore captures the continent's unique visual identity from its Ancient and Medieval temples, through the Mughal period, up to the architecture of the European colonial era. In so doing, he captures the essence of India at a time before the homogenizing tide of globalization swept the country. Moore's architectural photographs of richly decorated temples, imposing colonnades, intricate multifoil arches, and formal gardens reflect the interaction between British and Indian styles. Featuring black-and-white photographs of the grand palaces and lavish, marble ballrooms that embody India's past, this book also explores Moore's portraits of cultural icons, high society women, as well as some of the servants and staff who form a continued, yet fading, presence within the architectural spaces.Including many of Moore's most popular images, plus more than 40 photographs that have never been published before, this comprehensive book will appeal to anyone who has a love of India, and the often breathtakingly beautiful, and timeless aesthetics of India's past, which can only be seen in the shadow of its present.

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