The Difficulty of Being Good
Why be good? What exactly is Dharma? How does one practise it,
and to what effect? Gurcharan Das’s superb exposition of
the dilemmas and ambiguities inherent in the
Mahabharata shows us how we can come to terms with the uncertain
ethics of the world today, a world that is uncannily similar to
that of the great epic.
‘Das’s deeply informed and learned musings on the Mahabharata and its moral dilemmas are invariably penetrating and full of insight’
—William Dalrymple in Financial Times
GURCHARAN DAS is the author of the international bestseller India Unbound. and a columnist for six Indian newspapers, including the Times of India. He also writes occasionally for Newsweek, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal and Foreign Affairs. Gurcharan Das graduated from Harvard University where he studied philosophy with John Rawls and Sanskrit under Daniel Ingalls. He was CEO of Procter & Gamble India before he took early retirement to become a full-time writer. He lives in Delhi.