CHANAKYA WHO LIVED IN INDIA in the 4th century BC, was a leadership guru par excellence. The treasure of his teachings can be found in his treatise, Arthasastra, which deals with good governance based on ideal leadership.
The concept of the ideal nation in the Arthasasthra, called Saptanga, holds that there are seven pillars of kingdom: Swami amatya, janpada drug, kosha, dandmitra. For centuries, Indian rulers have used this concept as a model of successful government.
In this path-breaking book, Chankya's 7 Secrets of leadership, author Radhakrishnan pillai delves into chanakya'a saptanga with the real-life example of D.Sivanandhan. Former Director General of Police, Maharashtra, and the archetype of an able administrators.