Duryodhana was a man of strong character and integrity. Duhsshasana was respectful, generous and kind towards women. Shakuni was a simple man who loved his subjects unconditionally. Dhana Nanda, Aurangzeb and Hitler possessed admirable leadership traits. 'Duryodhanization' refers to the birth and processes of development of a villainous character-whether in works of history or mythology. In this book, Uppal ekes out the dark side of management and leadership by studying fascinating characters from the Mahabharata. He probes into what it really means to be a villain, and if villainous traits are inherent or cultivated. Original and thought-provoking, the book draws from history, mythology and literature, and unpacks the process of villainization through the character of the legendary villain, Duryodhana.
The book unfolds the personality traits of the individuals by critically analyzing mythological characters from Mahabharata and provides critical analysis of their actions and behaviors, which ultimately led the generations to believe as each of them is symbolized today. Worth to read if someone interests in finding and understanding rationale and deeply rooted motives behind individuals' actions/inactions.