Thomas A Timberg Thomas A Timberg is a scholar and consultant on economic development. His writings cover subjects ranging from Baghdadi Jews in India to contemporary microfinance and Islamic finance. His Harvard doctoral dissertation was on the Marwaris as industrial entrepreneurs, and he has continued to follow the affairs of the members of this community. Gurcharan Das is a world-renowned author, commentator and public intellectual. His bestselling books include India Unbound and The Difficulty of Being Good; his newest book is India Grows at Night. A graduate of Harvard University, Das was CEO of Procter & Gamble India before he took early retirement to become a full-time writer. He lives in Delhi.