Sir Mark Tully is one of the world's leading writers and broadcasters on India, and the presenter of the much loved radio programme 'Something Understood'. This work reveals the profound impact India has had on his life and beliefs. Through interviews and anecdotes, it embarks on a journey that takes in the various faces of India.
Through seven journeys in Tibet, the author chronicles a changing world - where monks talk on mobiles and Lhasa's sex industry thrives. Evoking the luminous landscape of snow peaks and wild alpine gardens, she captures the paradoxes of contemporary Tibet, a land steeped in religion, struggling against oppression and galloping towards modernity.