Hyderabad: Prof Vasanthi Srinivasan of the Department of Political Science at the University of Hyderabad (UoH) has published her new book ‘Virtue and Human Ends: Political Ideas from Indian Classics’ from Orient BlackSwan.
The book examines the repertoire of stories in Mudra Rakshasa, Panchatantra, Hitopadesa, Dasakumara Carita, and Vetala Pancavimsati. These stories, that have circulated for ages across cultures and languages in India, have provided both entertainment and edification, the UoH said.
The book highlight the dialogues these literary classics carry on with canonical political ideas embodied in the political text, Arthashastra, it added.
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