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Mark Tullywas born in Kolkata and educated in Darjeeling and England. He wascorrespondent for the BBC in South Asia for twenty-two years and continues towrite and present the popular BBC Radio 4 programme Something Understood. He lives in New Delhi with his colleague andpartner Gillian Wright. Among the major stories he has covered are the 1971Bangladesh War, Indira Gandhi’s Emergency, the execution of Zulfikar AliBhutto, the Russian occupation of Afghanistan, Operations Blue Star and BlackThunder in the Golden Temple at Amritsar, the assassinations of Indira Gandhiand Rajiv Gandhi and the destruction of the mosque at Ayodhya in 1992. Hisbooks include the highly acclaimed NoFull Stops in India, Amritsar: MrsGandhi’s Last Battle, India’sUnending Journey and Non-Stop India.He has also written a second collection of short stories called Upcountry Tales.