Gurcharan Das: The Subtle Art of Dharma

Conversations with History - Gurcharan Das

Gurcharan Das; Author

Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes author Gurcharan Das for a discussion of his new book, The Difficulty of Being Good.  Reflecting on his intellectual odyssey,  Gurcharan Das elucidates his purpose in writing an extended commentary on the Indian epic, the Mahabharata. In the conversation, he also discusses the complex nature of the characters in the epic and the dilemmas posed by their failings and the constraints of the human condition. He concludes with a discussion of the lessons he learned for his own spiritual development and for understanding the moral dilemmas confronting modern societies.

Key Words: Journalists, India, Literature
Gurcharan Das
Publication date: 
October 18, 2010
Publication type: 
Conversations with History