Mumbai: The teachings and philosophy of
Kautilya, also known as Chanakya, have found acceptance not
only in India but also in the Netherlands with a city-based NGO
introducing a book in Dutch on political strategies and
financial management propagated by the world`s first
Kautilya`s work was first published in a book titled
`Kautilya`s Arthshastra; the way of financial management and
economic governance` in English in 2009. It is now available
in Dutch as a joint effort of Praan Solutions, Multilibris and
Mumbai-based NGO Priyadarshni Academy, a release here said.
Kautilya, who lived from 350-275 BC, was a great
political strategist, economist, educator and an expert in
diplomacy. His teachings needs to be rediscovered in India as
well as abroad, says Chairman of Priyadarshni Academy, Nanik
He had a holistic approach for societal problems,
education, economics, governance, business and financial
management and was the man behind the rise of Chandragupta,
the first Mauryan Emperor, Rupani said.
The book in Dutch is in great demand in the Netherlands
and is a first of its kind in a foreign language.