ark Tully's attractiveness is that he openly and honestly wrestles with the great issues of truth and life. He is not scared to take a stand. These qualities have helped make him an iconic figure in both India and the UK. In India, he built up a huge following for the accuracy and informativeness of his
BBC news coverage. Since leaving the BBC, he has also built up a large following in the UK where he presents a regular religious programme on radio, lectures and writes. For British audiences, he has come to symbolise a fascination with India:
Britain's imperial legacy, India's spiritual traditions and Gandhi's utopian village life.
This book-- with its unnecessarily long title--is in part a personal account of
Tully's intellectual journey. He takes us from his youth as a repressed schoolboy taught in school that sex was a sin and Jesus the only incarnation of God, to his discovery of the complexities and wisdoms of India. Much of his life has been about reconciling these opposites. He includes in this journey his battle with the BBC over...