Patrick Olivelle, Sanskritist

"Story telling is an ancient art in India but the stories always had a higher moral purpose. Gurcharan Das has mastered both the art and the purpose. In this elegantly written book, he weaves many tales, both personal and epic, to present a moral philosophy for individuals, corporations, and governments of the 21st century.

The recent global economic crisis has revealed deep corruption and lack of moral insight at the highest echelons of the economy showing that is difficult to be good, a constant moral struggle exemplified in the characters of the Mahabharata and in the stories and moral tales narrated with such charm and force by Gurcharan Das."

- Patrick Olivelle, Chair in the Humanities, Professor of Sanskrit, University of Texas, writes about The Difficulty of Being Good