Hindustan Times

The Riddle of Desire by Gurcharan Das

Sudhirendar Sharma

An exploration of desire establishes that Kama is at the very root of being human

'Memoir of passion

Review: India Grows At Night

Book: India Grows At Night
Authour: Gurcharan Das
Publisher: Penguin
Price: Rs. 599 pp 307

The way India governs itself has been a source of consternation. It does some things so right, yet there is so much we do wrong. Gurcharan Das's hypothesis is that most of it can be explained if you look at India as a strong society bound by a weak state.

Hindustan Times, New Delhi, September 11, 2009, by N. Chandra Mohan

As in the case of Gurcharan Das, it was my grandmother who introduced me to the Mahabharata in my childhood. Das returned to the epic later on in life and as his lucidly written book The Difficulty of Being Good: On the Subtle Art of Dharma shows, the author has used it as a base to understand the present, including the nature of capitalism.