Fine Family

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Fine Family

Gurcharan Das, Suyash Mohan

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This majestic novel by the author of India Unbound is the extraordinary chronicle, rich in passion and incident, of a Punjabi family that is uprooted from its settled existence in Lyallpur by the violence of Partition and forced to flee to India. Everything is lost in the transition, but when a son is born into the family, hopes revive of rebuilding the family's fortunes, the efforts towards which mirror those of India itself as it struggles to build itself anew.


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Gurcharan Das:
Gurcharan Das is an author, commentator and thought leader. His latest book, India Grows at Night: A Liberal Case for a Strong State, was on the Financial Times’s best books for 2013. His much-acclaimed The Difficulty of Being Good is ‘a riveting examination of governance and corruption in the modern world,’ said Newsweek. His international bestseller, India Unbound, ‘is a quiet earthquake’ according to the Guardian, and available in seventeen languages and filmed by BBC.
Gurcharan Das studied philosophy at Harvard University and later attended Harvard Business School (AMP) where he is featured in three case studies. After heading Procter & Gamble India and South East Asia, he became managing director, Procter & Gamble Worldwide (Strategic Planning). At fifty, he took early retirement to become a full-time writer. He writes a regular column for five Indian newspapers, including the Times of India, and contributes to the Financial Times, the Wall Street Journal, Foreign Affairs and the New York Times. He has served on the juries of the Templeton Prize, the Milton Friedman Prize and the McKinsey Award.
His other literary works include a novel, A Fine Family, a book of essays, The Elephant Paradigm, and an anthology, Three Plays, consisting of Larins Sahib, a prize-winning play about the British in India, which has been presented at the Edinburgh Festival; Mira, which was produced off-Broadway to critical acclaim from New York critics; and 9 Jakhoo Hill which has been performed in major Indian cities. He is presently editing for Penguin Random House The Story of Indian Business in fifteen volumes, of which seven have already appeared. He lives in New Delhi with his wife.


Gurcharan Das is an author, commentator and thought leader. His latest book, India Grows at Night: A Liberal Case for a Strong State, was on the Financial Times’s best books for 2013. His much-acclaimed The Difficulty of Being Good is ‘a riveting examination of governance and corruption in the modern world,’ said Newsweek. His international bestseller, India Unbound, ‘is a quiet earthquake’ according to the Guardian, and available in seventeen languages and filmed by BBC.
Gurcharan Das studied philosophy at Harvard University and later attended Harvard Business School (AMP) where he is featured in three case studies. After heading Procter & Gamble India and South East Asia, he became managing director, Procter & Gamble Worldwide (Strategic Planning). At fifty, he took early retirement to become a full-time writer. He writes a regular column for five Indian newspapers, including the Times of India, and contributes to the Financial Times, the Wall Street Journal, Foreign Affairs and the New York Times. He has served on the juries of the Templeton Prize, the Milton Friedman Prize and the McKinsey Award.
His other literary works include a novel, A Fine Family, a book of essays, The Elephant Paradigm, and an anthology, Three Plays, consisting of Larins Sahib, a prize-winning play about the British in India, which has been presented at the Edinburgh Festival; Mira, which was produced off-Broadway to critical acclaim from New York critics; and 9 Jakhoo Hill which has been performed in major Indian cities. He is presently editing for Penguin Random House The Story of Indian Business in fifteen volumes, of which seven have already appeared. He lives in New Delhi with his wife.

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