Department of Asian Studies
Department of Asian Studies

The Difficulty of Being Good

Tue, October 26, 2010 | UTC 4.112

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Gurcharan Das gives a talk on his book The Difficulty of Being Good: On the Subtle Art of Dharma.

ABOUT THE BOOK: "Why be good? What exactly is dharma? Gurcharan Das's exposition of the dilemmas and ambiguities inherent in the 2000-year old Indian epic, 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."

ABOUT GURCHARAN DAS: Gurcharan Das is the author of the much acclaimed India Unbound, which has been translated into many languages and filmed by the BBC. He writes a regular column for six Indian newspapers, including Times of India, and occasionally for Newsweek, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and Foreign Affairs.

Sponsored by: Department of Asian Studies and South Asia Institute

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