The Speaking Tree: A Study of Indian Culture and Society (Used)


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Author: Richard Lannoy

0195197542 | PB | pp. 494 | 1974 | Oxford University Press | Used

The Speaking Tree by Richard Lannoy is an analytical study of Indian Culture and Society.

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“A brightly original interpretation of Gandhi’s work and of Indian culture …a fine book that should get into the American bloodstream.”—Theodore Roszak

“A magnificent achievement—most instructive and enlightening—full of sparks of wisdom.”—Lancelot Law Whyte

“Lannoy discusses Indian art, society, values, religion and the family; but no enumeration of topics can convey the interest of this ambitious attempt at a synoptic understanding of Indian culture. A remarkably subtle and thought-provoking work.” —Foreign Affairs

“A stimulating and intelligent piece of general reading for anyone interested in India… The photographs are splendid, many of those from the author’s own collection being of particular interest and beauty, and the standard of production is excellent.” —Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London

“A marvelous book. As an introduction to India it far surpasses anything currently available on India.”—Choice “The courageous pursuit of his methodology, and the originality of his insights over an enormous field of human phenomena, are not so far short of those of men like Norman Brown and Marshall McLuhan.’—The Times (Canberra)

“The unified sensibility is the need of both the Western and the Indian man, though the route to it may differ because the starting points are different. The Speaking Tree is an outstanding contribution to the understanding of those routes and its author,. exemplifies the goal which he recommends to modern man.” —Quest (Bombay)


Richard Lannoy






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About the Author

Richard Lannoy was a British painter, photographer, and author. He is known for his Indian researches, books and photos.


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