Chanakya Niti: Verses on Life and Living by A.N.D. Haksar
Chanakya’s numerous sayings on life and living — popularized in the wake of his successful strategy to put Chandragupta Maurya on the throne, if legend is to be believed — have been compiled in numerous collections and anthologies over time. This entire corpus was referred to as Chanakya Niti.
These aphorisms, which continue to be recalled and quoted in many parts of India, primarily deal with everyday living: with family and social surroundings, friends and enemies, wealth and knowledge, and the inevitable end of everything. They also advise on the good and bad in life, proper and improper conduct, and how to manage many difficult situations.
A.N.D. Haksar’s wonderful translation also places this work into context, showing how these verses have endured in the popular imagination for so long.
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- Paperback: 200 pages
- Publisher: Penguin Classics (7 February 2020)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0143444654
- ISBN-13: 978-0143444657
- Package Dimensions: 19.6 x 13 x 1.8 cm
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