Snehlata at EBD Since 1971

"I understand that "Brewing Knowledge" means a lot to you. It's not just a blog about books and authors; it's a platform that inspires and encourages people to keep learning and growing. I truly believe that knowledge should be shared generously, and I appreciate your efforts in making that happen. Let's cherish #BrewingKnowledge and share the wealth with others." Snehlata at The English Book Depot, India's premier bookstore since 1923.

Books Of The Week - Saturday 11th November 2023

Another Sort of Freedom
by - Gurcharan Das

About the Book

Another Sort of Freedom is a funny, moving and honest memoir of a man's struggle to break free from expectations. Gurcharan Das was born in Lyallpur, Punjab, during World War II, when Hitler, Churchill and Hirohito were bashing everyone around. His mother noted in her diary, 'This is a restless baby.' By age two he had become 'a difficult child', and by three she was calling him a 'troublemaker'. He discovered one day that he could run, and he has been running ever since.
There are strange twists in his journey, from Partition's chaos to misguided attempts at winning over first loves. Setting out to become an engineer, he ends up with a philosophy degree from Harvard University. He then abandons a promising academic career in ivy-covered halls to become a salesman for Vicks VapoRub in India's dusty bazaars. This leads him to the CEO's position of Procter & Gamble India. One day, at the peak of his professional life, his high-powered corporate mask crumbles, and he walks away to become a celebrated writer and public intellectual.
Candid, witty and wry, the memoir is filled with moments of deep introspection at every turn alongside wise observations on the author's encounters with history on four continents. This is Gurcharan Das as you have never seen him before.

About the Author
Gurcharan Das is a renowned author, commentator and thought leader. He is the author of two bestsellers, India Unbound and The Difficulty of Being Good, which are volumes one and two of a trilogy on life’s goals, of which Kama: The Riddle of Desire is the third. His other literary works include a novel, A Fine Family, a collection of plays for the theatre, Three Plays, and a book of essays, The Elephant Paradigm. His recent book India Grows at Night was on the Financial Times’ list of best books of 2013. He is general editor for Penguin’s multivolume Story of Indian Business series. He studied philosophy at Harvard University and was CEO, Procter & Gamble India, before he became a full-time writer. He writes a regular column for six Indian newspapers, including the Times of India, and occasional pieces for the Financial Times, Foreign Affairs and New York Times. He lives with his wife in Delhi.
=======================================================
=======================================================
Our mail order service ships books in India and Overseas
Email: sales@ebd.in, Phone: +91 135 2655192

Popular Posts

Subscribe