A Fine Family
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.
Sujeev Shakya is CEO of beed management, a management consulting and financial advisory services firm based in Kathmandu. He has worked for over twenty years in Nepal including heading one of Nepal's largest business groups. He is a chartered accountant and holds a graduate diploma in international marketing from Boston University and certification in coaching from Columbia University. He was awarded the Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship by the US Department of State in 2002. Sujeev chairs the Nepal Economic Forum, an interface for private sector development. From 2000 to 2011, he wrote a popular column under the nom de plume Arthabeed in Nepali Times and
currently writes a column for the Kathmandu Post. For more information please visit www.sujeevshakya.com.
Gurcharan Das is a renowned author, commentator and thought leader. He is the author of two bestsellers, Kama and The Difficulty of Being Good, which are volumes one and two of a trilogy on life's goals, of which this book is the first. 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 last book, India Grows at Night was on the Financial Times' best books for 2013. He is general editor for Penguin's multivolume 'Story of Indian Business'. 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.