Author: V K Subramanian
Publisher: Abhinav Publications
ISBN/UPC (if available): 81-7017-532-1
1001 Sparks from “Wisdom of Chanakya” is the crystallized wisdom of Chanakya, also known as Kautilya, the Indian Philosopher-Statesman, who helped Chandragupta Maurya establish the first unified state In Indian History In fourth century B.C.
Often called the Indian Machiavelli, Chanakya is known for his political acumen and statecraft which enabled him to win bloodless victories over his enemies, overthrow a tyrannical regime and prevent the balkanization of India at a time when it was ravaged by foreign invasions.
The 1001 Sparks from Wisdom of Chanakya culled from the three major works attributed to him: Arthasastra, Chanakyasutras and Chanakya-rajanitisastra (sometimes known as Chanakyan1tidarpana cover a wide range of subjects. These have been presented as: Polity and Governance, Society and Ethics, and People and Precepts.
No branch of life or learning has been left untouched by the great political genius. He has something pithy to say on politics, administration, economics, ethics, education, health, sex and self-improvement.
In terseness of expression, no language, with the possible exception of Latin, can excel Sanskrit and the great master has used this wonderful language to such perfection that one is awestruck by the volume of message often conveyed in a couple of words.
1. Polity and Governance
2. Society and Ethics
3. People and Precepts