Saturday, January 28, 2017

Chanakya In Daily Life by Radhakrishnan Pillai (Book Review-4*/5) !!!

I have almost all the books of Radhakrishnan Pillai with me but it has been so unfortunate that I only got to read 2 of them. The first book of Pillai that I read was “Chanakya In You” with which I wasn’t much impressed because I got very little to learn from it as my expectations were quite big with the author. Last week, I picked up his latest release “Chanakya in Daily Life” published by Rupa Publication. The cover page of the book is so interesting that I think the people who judge the book by its cover are already going to make this one a Bestseller. Haha! Rest, talking about the fulfillment of my expectations this time, I am in awe of the book and the kind of stuffs I got familiar with after going through the book.

The book is divided into three parts: Personal life, Professional life and Family life. Author gives insight regarding various topics under each of the section for which we should take care despite of whatever tasks we are busy in. He shares Chanakya’s words in between of the chapters and then tells us how we can follow his advice in today’s time. He also gives due credit to Chanakya for sensing the future so rightly that few of his advices are genuine even after thousand years of his writings. The best part about the book is that nothing is spoken in philosophical voice where comprehending few things becomes difficult for the reader. The easy language and simple sentence formation helps reader to capture the tips and tools shared for a happy life easily without re-reading the sentences.

The examples given in the chapters help to understand the concepts of Arthashastra and Chanakya Niti. I basically liked how even the small things like how to start the day, how to talk with others, how to be a good parent, how to maintain balance in life, how to make friends, what to do before sleeping etc. are discussed which can actually make big differences in life. Overall, this book is a recommended one for your shelf. Do not miss this book in any case. One of the best works of Radhakrishnan Pillai for sure even though I haven’t read all of his works. Haha! I rate this book 4 stars out of 5.



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