Chanakya's: New Manifesto to Resolve the Crisis Within India
    Chanakya's: New Manifesto to Resolve the Crisis Within India (English, Paperback, Pavan K. Varma)

    Chanakya's: New Manifesto to Resolve the Crisis Within India  (English, Paperback, Pavan K. Varma)

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    • Language: English
    • Binding: Paperback
    • Publisher: Aleph Book Company
    • ISBN: 9789382277095, 9382277099
    • Edition: 2013
    • Pages: 248
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    Chanakya’s New Manifesto to Resolve the Crisis within India, by Pavan K. Varma, attempts to figure out what one of classical India’s greatest thinkers and strategists would do if confronted with the numerous crises that plague today’s India.

    Summary of the Book

    This book is both a call to action as well as an insightful account of the issues that India is facing today. The author asserts that there is a practical and thorough plan, based on the seminal work of Chanakya, the Arthashastra, to bring about transformation in the five key areas that need immediate attention – governance, democracy, corruption, security, and the creation of an inclusive society. Whether it is setting up the groundwork for a self-governing and active Lokpal or effectively weeding out the corrupt politicians, the answers this book recommends, are practical and well within the constitutional structure.

    About Pavan K. Varma

    Pavan K. Varma is an Indian author, poet and translator. He is a graduate of St. Stephen’s College, New Delhi. He had served in the Indian Foreign Service. Some of the other books compiled by Varma are Green Poems; Ghalib: The Man, The Times; When Loss is Gain; The New Indian Middle Class; and Becoming Indian.

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    Wish our Politicians read this

    This is really something our Politicians should read. I know it will be hard (very very hard) for them to digest and implement (even 5%) but still I would want them to read ... just to realise what a mess they have created.

    The book is a thorough analysis of the problems plagueing the country and the good thing is that it does not stop at the rhetoric. It goes one step ahead and recommends concrete action steps (real practical ones and not theoretical ones) to improve the situation.

    How f...

    Hemantkumar Jain

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    21 Feb, 2013

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    Interesting Book on Current India

    Reading a non-fiction at times boring as lots of description, analysis with technical terms and jargon. I found this book interesting.
    Reasons are the following:
    Easy and quick read
    Author makes it a point to mention that book is a blue print
    meant for debate and not the final document for approval
    though you can find some analysis with words that are normally used, I didn't get bored with the same
    Hope is the key of the book, reform oriented in the current system


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    30 Jan, 2013

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    Does Hinduism Connive at Corruption

    Pavan Varma comes up with an absurd theory which seeks to stereotype the Hindu religion and millions of its followers as morally loose and ‘corruption friendly.’

    Please read the elaborate response to Pavan Varma's theory on Vijayvaanidotcom before purchasing this book.

    Nachiketas Vajasravas

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    18 Nov, 2013


    Very good and practical ideas.

    The books give lots of practical ideas to improve the system in our nation. The books also shows up the deep understanding of Author. The varied statistics given for information or support a fact interesting.

    Sumukh Deshpande

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    8 May, 2013


    Awesome book

    This book takes the very unbiased view of the overall situation and what steps are required in the field of Governance, reforms, economy, security etc. Author has explained various alternatives and how critical it is for us to get into action mode to come out of this crisis.

    Nitin Sharma

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    16 Apr, 2013


    Insightful read

    While buying this, I first felt that the author is just riding on brand "Chanakya" to sell this. But within the first few pages you will realize that it not only pin points the present day problems for India, but also provides a comprehensive and realistic agenda on how to bring about change.
    I got really inspired reading this book. If we could implement even half of the things written here, India could easily overtake China as soon as in the next 5 years!
    For me the favourite solution was t...


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    10 Feb, 2013



    excellent work by Pavan varma

    our policymakers shud implement d solutions given in this book.
    it forced me to think deeply about our country and d crisis we r facing..can't express my feelings but one thing for sure .."u will enjoy d solutions " of present day pblms.

    Soumya Ranjan Behura

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    22 Jan, 2013

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