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Chanakya's: New Manifesto to Resolve the Crisis within India

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Chanakya's: New Manifesto to Resolve the Crisis within India is a book about India's leading thinker and teacher. This book analyzes the various issues faced by the country today and proposes clear and sound solutions for them.

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Chankya was known for his good strategies in administration, military and politics. He overthrew one king and crowned another. Thus, he has been known as the founders of a great empire. What did Chanakya do to overcome the various crisis that submerged the country in those times. These strategies can be used in today's context; this is what the book talks about. Arthsasthra is a book by a great thinker. The author, Pavan K. Varma has drawn out contemporary solutions to bring about reform and change in five key areas governance, democracy, corruption, security, and the building of an inclusive society. The author has solutions to deep-rooted problems facing the country like decriminalizing politics, independent and effective Lokpal, weeding out corruption. A must-read for those who have high regards for the development of our country.

About the Author

Pavan K Varma is a Delhite, he studied at St. Stephens College, Delhi and took a degree in law from Delhi University. He also served as press secretary to the President of India and was the official spokesperson of the foreign office. He is also the Director General of Indian Council of Cultural Relations and Indian Ambassador to Bhutan.

You can order this paperback edition book online, It has comes with a ISBN No. 10 of 9382277307 and ISBN No. 13 of 978-9382277309.

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Language English
Publication Date January 30, 2013
Publisher Aleph Book Company
Contributor(s) Pavan K. Varma
Binding Paperback
Edition 2013
Page Count 248
ISBN 10 9382277099
ISBN 13 9789382277095
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  1. 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
     Making India Better ! 31 August, 2013 On
    For a change, I picked up a non-fiction work and I must say that I wasn't disappointed. Chanakya's New Manifesto is about solving the current problems plaguing the country with help from age old concepts and core principles prescribed by Chanakya.

    By the way; the full title of the book (main title and the sub heading and sub text reads: "Chanakya's New Manifesto to Resolve the Crisis within India") and the book does justice to the title.

    The author does a decent job of identifying the problems which India, as a country, is facing now and also makes an attempt at understanding the source of the problems. As an ordinary citizen of India, I was able to closely identify with the problems and the source of the problems.

    As a learned Politician, Administrator or Academician; I might have been able to judge the authenticity and correctness of the assumptions, deductions and connections made by the author. But I was satisfied at reading one man's thoughts on how the Indian situation could still be salvaged.

    The author places his thoughts in a very objective manner and you find yourself nodding your head in agreement at several instances in the book … even when he challenged Democracy and other 'usually considered good' things. The book is convincing.

    The book is Current. It has references from as recent as 2012 and it often gives you a feel of reading a long editorial on India's state of affairs in a Sunday newspaper rather than a book. The author takes us through a journey from Independence to the current year (not just current times / decade) and shows how each of these 5 areas overwhelmed a system which was created for Free India by our leaders of those times.

    Then in individual chapters, each of the 5 areas is dealt in detail with razor sharp focus with clear recommendations. He also looks at existing recommendations by various committees and individuals and Election Commission and comments on their suitability, feasibility and utility.

    The author has identified 5 core areas which are the primary causes of the problems in our country (the areas themselves are not problems; the way they have shaped up in last 60 years is). These are
    - Governance
    - Democracy [the Indian variety]
    - Corruption
    - Security and
    - Inclusive Society (which we are not).

    The author shoots holes in each of these areas in Indian context and lays threadbare the sorry state of affairs of our country.

    We often criticize our country and its state (infra, education, corruption and so on) but most of the times, we talk out of thin air with perceptions and generic statements. This book actually says the same, based on facts and analysis … and goes ahead and recommends ways and means of changing that.

    I wish there were certain men and women in power (political power) who would take cues from the book and have the courage to apply some of the suggestions and action plans to make the country better. I know it is wishful thinking but then I am a hopelessly hopeful optimistic idiot who thinks that someone would actually have the guts to take the recommendations in the book seriously enough to implement them successfully.
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