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Gurcharan Das

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Indian author, commentator and public intellectual, Gurcharan Das is the author of the international bestseller,

India Unbound

, which 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 has also authored

The Difficulty of Being Good: On The Subtle Art of Dharma,

which interrogates the epic,


Gurcharan Das is a regular columnist for six Indian newspapers 4 languages and he writes periodic pieces for the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Foreign Affairs, and Newsweek.

In his twenties he wrote three plays. Published as an anthology,

Three English Plays

consists of Larins Sahib, a prize-winning play about the British in India, which has been presented at the Edinburgh Festival;


which was produced off-Broadway to critical acclaim from New York critics; and 9 Jakhoo Hillwhich has been performed in major Indian cities.