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Another wide-ranging volume of essays from the prose master From the Inside Flap Eclectic and illuminating, the essays collected in this volume were the last to be published by Somerset Maugham. They range from an appreciation of Goethe's novels, to an encounter with an Indian holy man, criticism of three journalists, and a considered analysis of the short-story, a form at which Maugham himself excelled. About the Author William Somerset Maugham was born in 1874 and lived in Paris until he was ten. He was educated at King's School, Canterbury, and at Heidelberg University. He spent some time at St. Thomas' Hospital with the idea of practising medicine, but the success of his first novel, Liza of Lambeth, published in 1897, won him over to literature. Of Human Bondage, the first of his masterpieces, came out in 1915, and with the publication in 1919 of The Moon and Sixpence his reputation as a novelist was established. At the same time his fame as a successful playwright and writer was being consolidated with acclaimed productions of various plays and the publication of several short story collections. His other works include travel books, essays, criticism and the autobiographical The Summing Up and A Writer's Notebook. In 1927 Somerset Maugham settled in the South of France and lived there until his death in 1965 Return to Product Overview
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Author Kautilya Publisher Penguin India, 1st Edition edition (14 October 2000) Language English Number of Pages 872 Dimensions 14.4 x 4.5 x 21.4 cm Binding Paperback
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Statesmanship and Economics at Their Best 'Arthashastra' is one of the oldest books with immense historical significance written by Kautilya or Arya Chanakya as he was popularly known. This book is one of the most effective books ever written on the art of statecraft and the science of everyday living. Originally written in Sanskrit, this is the English translation of the book which highlights the role of Government in the lives of people and the important responsibilities that it should carry. The book also speaks a great deal about economics, hence the name 'Arthashastra' has been used which is the Sanskrit translation of the word 'Economics'. Broader Concepts This book is basically a collection of 380 shlokas which have been written in prose. It is divided into 15 different sections for the better understanding of the readers. It suggests that there are certain things that a man should strive to achieve during his lifetime and material wealth is also one of them. The concept of this book is very broad in this sense and it not only talks about money, but also about the aspects of material security and the interests of people. Arya Chanakya Arya Chanakya or Kautilya who is speculated to be a Brahmin from South India, wrote this book around 150 A.D. He was the person who was responsible for the downfall off the Nanda Dynasty in South India and helped Chandragupta Maurya win the throne. Chanakya was a great strategist which is self-evident from the fact that he overthrew an empire. He has imparted all of his knowledge in this book. About the Author L. N. Rangarajan has translated this book in English. He is an alumnus of the University of Madras. He joined the Indian Foreign Service in 1956 and has been in the Indian embassy of several countries including Greece, Sudan, Norway, Tunisia and Iceland. He is also the author of the book 'Commodity Conflict'. The book is easily available on amazon.in.
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