Tying in with the 60th anniversary of India's independence,
BBC Audiobooks is publishing a compilation of Mark Tully's
acclaimed reports from India which includes his specially
Mark Tully was the BBC's Foreign Correspondent in India from
1972 to 1994. He has become familiar to listeners around the
world for his incisive and thought-provoking reports. On this
special recording, he looks back at his career that coincided
with a remarkable period in Indian history.
As well as the assassination of two Indian Prime Ministers
- Indira Gandhi and her son Rajiv - Mark Tully reported the
storming of the Sikh Golden Temple, the horrific aftermath
of the Bhopal gas disaster, and the conflict between the Hindus
and Muslims after the demolition of a mosque at Ayodhya.
Written and presented by Mark Tully, this is a remarkable
insight into a country that is home to more than a fifth of
the world's population - and the world's largest democracy
- and which gave birth to four world religions.
an insight into one man's experiences in India this is a fantastically
produced series - even if Tully's delivery can be a little
dry on occasions. The
finished product is an entertaining collection of tales that
will be of great interest to the general populace - even if
the title makes it sound as though Tully owns India.