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Gurcharan Das on 3 Aims of Life

This box set comprises the complete trilogy on life's goals by bestselling author and thought leader Gurcharan Das: India Unbound, on artha, material well-being; The Difficulty of Being Good, on dharma, moral well-being; and Kama: The Riddle of Desire, on kama, pleasure. In his magnificent prose, Das argues how dharma is duty to another, kama is duty to oneself, and artha determines the ground on which one stands. As you keep the three aims of life in view, the books in this set will help you find your path through the challenges and answer timeless questions.

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Gurcharan Das is an author and former CEO of Procter & Gamble India. He is the author of a much acclaimed trilogy based on the classical Indian ideal of life's goals. India Unbound was the first, on artha, 'material well-being' — the Guardian called it 'a quiet earthquake' – is available in 19 languages and filmed by the BBC.

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