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  • The World of the Tamil Merchantby Kanakalatha Mukund; Gurcharan Das

    Penguin Books Ltd 2015; US$ 16.98

    How did the Tamil merchant become India's first link to the outside world? The tale of the Tamil merchant is a fascinating story of the adventure of commerce in the ancient and early medieval periods in India. The early medieval period saw an economic structure dominated by the rise of powerful Tamil empires under the Pallava and Chola dynasties. This... more...

  • The Mouse Merchantby Arshia Sattar; Gurcharan Das

    Penguin Books Ltd 2015; US$ 16.98

    Even in ancient India, money is always a good thing and everyone wants it. The stories in The Mouse Merchant?selected from the Sanskrit universe, from the period of the late Rig Veda to the twelfth century?tell us how money was dealt with in everyday life in ancient and medieval Indian society. At the heart of these tales is the merchant. Sometimes... more...

  • The Marwarisby Thomas A Timberg; Gurcharan Das

    Penguin Books Ltd 2015; US$ 16.98

    In the nineteenth century, a tiny community from the deserts of Rajasthan spread out to every corner of India. The Marwaris controlled much of the country?s inland trade by the time of the First World War. They then turned their hand to industry and, by the 1970s, owned most of India?s private industrial assets. Today, Marwari businessmen account for... more...

  • India Unboundby Gurcharan Das

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2001; US$ 17.00

    India today is a vibrant free-market democracy, a nation well on its way to overcoming decades of widespread poverty. The nation?s rise is one of the great international stories of the late twentieth century, and in India Unbound the acclaimed columnist Gurcharan Das offers a sweeping economic history of India from independence to the new millennium.... more...

  • The Difficulty of Being Goodby Gurcharan Das

    Oxford University Press, USA 2010; US$ 15.99

    Why should we be good? How should we be good? And how might we more deeply understand the moral and ethical failings--splashed across today's headlines--that have not only destroyed individual lives but caused widespread calamity as well, bringing communities, nations, and indeed the global economy to the brink of collapse? In The Difficulty of... more...

  • Difficulty of Being Goodby Gurcharan Das

    Penguin Books Ltd 2009; US$ 25.48

    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. more...

  • Three Playsby Gurcharan Das

    Penguin Books Ltd 2012; US$ 11.88

    Three extraordinary plays by Gurcharan Das with a new introduction by the author The prize-winning Larins Sahib is a historical play set in the 1840s?a confused period after the death of Ranjit Singh when the British first arrived in the Punjab. Mira, ?a rite of Krishna for five actor-dancers?, explores what it means for a human being to become... more...

  • India Grows At Nightby Gurcharan Das

    Penguin Books Ltd 2013; US$ 16.98

    Indians wryly admit that ?India grows at night?. But that is only half the saying, the full expression is: ?India grows at night? when the government sleeps?, suggesting that the nation may be rising despite the state. India?s is a tale of private success and public failure. Prosperity is, indeed, spreading across the country even as governance failure... more...

  • The Elephant Paradigmby Gurcharan Das

    Penguin Books Ltd 2002; US$ 13.58

    The Elephant Paradigm: India Wrestles with Change is, quite simply, about an ancient civilization?s reawakening to the Spirit---and potential---of its youth. Following up on the success of India Unbound, which examined the process of India?s transformation in the 1990s from a closed to an open economy, The Elephant Paradigm ranges over a vast area---covering... more...

  • A Fine Familyby Gurcharan Das

    Penguin Books Ltd 2000; US$ 16.98

    This majestic novel by the author of India Unbound is the extraordinary chronicle, rich in passion and incident, of a Punjabi family that is uprooted from its settled existence in Lyallpur by the violence of Partition and forced to flee to India. Everything is lost in the transition, but when a son is born into the family, hopes revive of rebuilding... more...