The Shadow Of The Banyan


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Mark Tully travels through India and with the help of villagers, politicians and the grandson of Mahatma Gandhi, he recalls the first 50 years of its democracy - years dominated by the Western-influenced Nehru dynasty - and explores the possiblities for a truly Indian future.

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Mark Tully completes his exploration of the first 50 years of Indian democracy.

He revisits key events such as Operation Blue Star, Bhopal and Ayodha to find a future for India beyond the shadow of the Banyan tree.