Chanakya and Arthashastra have been studied and written about a lot. Author himself has written quite a few books on the same. But most of the books were about management and business. From the author of ‘Corporate Chanakya’ nothing more would be expected and hence the readers would be all decked up to read another self-help management book. Surprisingly, this time author has changed the tide and used the verses of Arthashastra and decodes it to suit the everyday life in this era.
Ditching the conventional format, the book is not divided into chapters. It is a one huge collection of quotes by Kautilya, which could be applied in everyone’s life.
The book kicks off with quotes about leadership, teamwork, planning and hardwork. Apart from this author also tells us what is written in Arthashastra about marriage, about the need to study everyday, about the need to rest and about every small-big things applicable in our lives. The part about the teachers is also interesting.
It would be a folly on the readers’ end to approach the book as an easy read. One need to read it fully first and then read each verse a day and mull over it the whole day. Slowly and steadily the book will change your life forever. It is one book you can carry with you forever in your life. Nonetheless, the book might leave you wanting more since the further explanation about the verses are so short as if the readers are given a glimpse of what is given in which chapter. Hopefully an extension to the book about the daily life Chanakya would be coming in future.
Overall the book is an all-in-one capsule for problems in life.