The Difficulty of Being Good
Gurcharan Das is an author, commentator, and public intellectual. He is the author of the much acclaimed The Difficulty of Being Good: On the Subtle Art of Dharma. His earlier book, India Unbound was an international bestseller, published in many languages and filmed by BBC. His other literary works include a novel, A Fine Family, book of essays, The Elephant Paradigm, and an anthology, Three Plays. His latest book, entitled India Grows at Night: A liberal case for a strong state, was on the FT’s best books for 2013.
He studied philosophy at Harvard University and later attended Harvard Business School (AMP) where he is featured in three case studies. He was CEO, Procter & Gamble India and later Managing Director, Procter & Gamble Worldwide (Strategic Planning) before he became a full time writer. He writes a regular column for five Indian newspapers and contributes to The Financial Times and The Wall Street Journal and Foreign Affairs. He lives in Delhi.