Gurcharan Das

Gurcharan Das is an author, management guru as well as public intellectual. He is the author of the bestsellers The Difficulty of Being Good: On the Subtle Art of Dharma, and India Unbound, which has been published in seventeen languages and filmed by BBC. He writes a regular column on Sundays for The Times of India, Dainik Bhaskar, Eenadu, Sakal, and other papers, and periodic guest columns for The Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Foreign Affairs, and Newsweek.


 

The Difficulty of Being Good: On the Subtle Art of Dharma by Gurcharan Das

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Category: Non-fiction
Publisher: Penguin Random House India
Publisher (Hindi): Penguin Random House India
Publisher (Tamil): New Horizon Media
Rights: Indian Language Rights Available (excluding Hindi, Tamil)

This book turns to the Sanskrit epic, the Mahabharata, in order to answer the question, ‘Why be good?’ and it discovers that the epic’s world of moral haziness and uncertainty is closer to our experience as ordinary human beings rather than the narrow and rigid positions that define most debate and discussion today after 9/11.

This book dwells on the goal of dharma, moral well-being. It addresses the central problem of how to live our lives in an examined way – holding a mirror to us and forcing us to confront the many ways in which we deceive ourselves; how we are false to others; as well as how we oppress fellow human beings. In the process, what emerges is a doctrine of dharma that we can apply to our business decisions, political strategies and interpersonal relationships: in effect, to life itself.

 

India Unbound by Gurcharan Das

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Category: Non-fiction
Publisher: Penguin Random House India
Publisher (Bengali): Ananda Publishers
Publisher (Hindi): Full Circle Books
Publisher (Malayalam): DC Books
Publisher (Marathi): Ameya Prakashan
Publisher (Punjabi): Unistar Books
Rights: Indian language rights available (excluding translation rights for Bengali, Hindi, Malayalam, Marathi, Punjabi)

India Unbound is the riveting story of a nation’s rise from poverty to prosperity and the clash of ideas that occurred along the way. Today’s India is a vibrant free-market democracy, and it has begun to flex its muscles in the global information economy. The old centralized, bureaucratic state, which stifled industrial growth, is on the decline; the lower castes have risen confidently through the ballot box; and the middle class has tripled in the last two decades. This economic and social transformation is one of the major themes of this book. Defining and exploring the new mind set of the nation, India Unbound is the perfect introduction to contemporary India. Examining the highs and lows of independent India through the prism of history and his own experiences, Gurcharan Das defines a new mind set of the nation.