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Wednesday, March 02, 2005

A bit more about Tully

Now I remember who Mark Tully reminds me of. His essays in the book are like milder versions of Francois Gautier's writings.

Both the author's, while lamenting how Indians seem to think of themselves and their "culture" aas inferior to the West, are actually conveying that they know better than us. They are saying they know better what is good for Indians. They know the Indian "culture" better than us, and so they will sit on a high pedestal and very humbly tell us how to live our own lives.

Both will sit and cry at how their "beloved India" is losing its "Indianness", while pretending to know what "Indianness" is.

Mark Tully is a bit more restrained than Gautier of course, who comes up with grandiose dialogues like - "Today I feel sad, sad for India, sad for the world. For India is in mortal danger, its eternal Sanatana Dharma is under threat. And if India dies spiritually, the world will also die." But essentially he is saying the same thing.

These guys are even more sickening than Dominic Lapiere and those folks who made "Born in Brothels".