THE BOOK is a culmination of the author’s lectures on the qualities of Arjuna, the hero of the Mahabharata, which made him the fortunate recipient of the divine secret of enlightenment. The book speaks about the Qualities enshrined in the Gita itself, which elevate a person to achieve happiness and success. Arjuna is one of the Mahanayaks - or superheros - of Indian culture and is venerated for his success, spirituality and closeness to Krishna.
The book has the author’s own experiences along with the wisdom and knowledge contributed to her life by innumerable luminaries and learned scholars. It describes sixty-four qualities, which makes an individual successful and happy - a combination that is very difficult to achieve in the modern frenetic world of materialism. The number sixty-four is sacred to Indian culture. According to it, There are sixty-four arts, which we should try to master so as to live a rich life. The sixty-four hints on success and happiness offered in this book try to capture the essence of Indian culture and to reach the core of spiritual India’s worldview.
About the author
VIMLA PATIL is one of the senior-most multi-media persons and activists in India. As editor of Femina, India’s number one women’s journal, for over twenty-five years, she was responsible for turning Femina into sweeping movement for Indian women’s empowerment and progress for over three decades. She helped promote Indian textiles - specially hand looms and hand-done embroidery - through thousands of fashion shows in India and more than twenty-five countries of the world. After her career with Femina, Vimla Patil wrote for innumerable journals and newspapers in India and several websites worldwide. She has scripted and directed sound and light shows, television shows, documentary films and written more than fifteen books, including the memories of her career as the editor of Femina. She continued to work ceaselessly for women’s empowerment through workshops and seminars. She is an established writer of travel, culture and heritage-based features for many top magazines of India.