Gurcharan Das

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Gurcharan Das


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in Faisalabad formerly known as Lyallpur, India
October 03, 1943

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Gurcharan Das (Punjabi: ਗੁਰਚਰਨ ਦਾਸ, Hindi: गुरचरण दास), (born October 3, 1943), is an Indian author, commentator and public intellectual. He is the author of The Difficulty of Being Good: On the subtle art of dharma which interrogates the epic, Mahabharata. His international bestseller, India Unbound, is a narrative account of India from Independence to the global Information Age, and has been published in many languages and filmed by BBC.

He is a regular columnist for six Indian newspapers in English, Hindi, Telugu and Marathi, and he writes periodic pieces for the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Foreign Affairs, and Newsweek.

He graduated with honors from Harvard University in Philosophy. He later attended Harvard Busi
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Three years ago, I took a risk and voted for BJP for the first time. And today I ask myself, was it a risk worth taking? At the time, I had been worried that India had a narrow window of opportunity called the ‘demographic dividend’. If we elected the right candidate, prosperity would enter crores of lives, and in course of time India might become a middle-class country. Our opportunity came fr... Read more of this blog post »
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India Unbound: The Social a...

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The Difficulty of Being Goo...

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India Grows At Night

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The Elephant Paradigm: Indi...

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A Fine Family

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Incredible India

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Dharma is easiest to spot by its absence: the Mahabharata employs the pedagogical technique of teaching about dharma via its opposite, adharma
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“Good intentions are useless in the absence of common sense. —JAMI, BAHARISTAN”
Gurcharan Das, India Unbound

“When individuals blunder, it is unfortuante and their families go down. When rulers fail, it is a national tragedy”
Gurcharan Das, India Unbound: The Social and Economic Revolution from Independence to the Global Information Age

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