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India Club welcomes back Gurcharan Das to tell his Tales of Trade from India

India Club, Singapore is delighted to welcome back Gurcharan Das, to tell us his Tales of Trade from India

Venue : Yale-NUS College
16 College Avenue West #01-220 , Singapore 138527
Public parking at Stephen Riady parking lot
Please note that there will be directions to the venue at Yale NUS College, and ushers to help direct attendees.

Date : August 28th 2015

Time : 7:30 pm registration & refreshments
8:00 pm Talk starts

Entrance : Free

Gurcharan Das will tell stories from India’s bazaars to its high seas. He will speak of gold and greed, of risk and loyalty, of trade, temples and kings – of how Indian Ocean commerce historically shaped capitalism in South Asia and beyond. These colourful tales are from a 15 volume series, The Story of Indian Business, which he is editing for Penguin. This magnificent panorama of India’s centuries-long history as a trading nation has already had its seventh volume published, and there is nobody better than Gurcharan Das to bring it all alive.

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 FT’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’ said the Guardian, It is published in 17 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. He was CEO of Procter & Gamble India and later Managing Director, Procter & Gamble Worldwide (Strategic Planning). In 1995, he took early retirement to become a full time writer. He writes a regular column for five Indian newspapers
and contributes to The Financial Times, Wall Street Journal, Foreign Affairs, and the New York Times. He is a speaker to some of the world’s largest corporations and has served on the juries of the Templeton Prize, 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 The Story of Indian Business in 15 volumes, of which six have already appeared. He lives in New Delhi with his wife.

Please note that this is a joint event between INDIA CLUB (Singapore) and YNDUS (the South Asia Society of Yale-NUS College)


Gurcharan Das August 28, 2015

Announcements & Past Events

The India Club, Singapore is delighted to host the Singapore Launch of Nisid Hajari’s best-selling new book, “Midnight’s Furies: The Deadly Legacy of India’s Partition".

The India Club, Singapore is delighted to host the Singapore Launch of Nisid Hajari’s best-selling new book, “Midnight’s Furies: The Deadly Legacy of India’s Partition".

On the 68th anniversary of Partition, we will explore that tragedy in the pleasant company of Nisid Hajari, former Managing Editor of Newsweek and Newsweek International, and currently the leading Asia columnist for Bloomberg Views.

Venue: Mandarin Orchard hotel
Date: August 14th 2015
Time: 7pm onwards
Entrance: free for India Club members; $35 for non-members. Refreshments will be served, following the discussion and book signing


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