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Self-help & personal development
Maxing our career is our ?dharma? in this age of Kali. But at what cost? Working parents don't see enough of their children, couples barely spend time with each other, young men and women become strangers to their families and friends. And here?s the irony?most of us mention our families and loved ones as the main reason for why we strive towards success, without realizing that we stand to lose them in this very quest.
So how do we strike a balance between our careers and our families?
In his first major work of non-fiction, bestselling author Ashok K. Banker goes back to Puranic sources to address this question. He writes of Ratnakaran the bandit, who made a living out of killing and looting to support his family, and his transformation into Valmiki, the sage. Using his story and contemporary stories from today, he shows us how they contain the answers to today?s most pressing issue: how to prioritize, manage, and enhance our personal as well as professional lives.
Insightful, thought-provoking, and utterly inspiring, The Valmiki Syndrome is a map to the most elusive treasure of modern existence?personal fulfillment.
About the Author
Ashok K. Banker began his career in market research, advertising and direct marketing before working as a successful journalist breaking front-page news stories for Times of India and Outlook, scripting award-winning documentaries and television serials before returning to his first love, writing books. His Epic India Library is an attempt to retell all the major myths, legends and itihasa of the Indian subcontinent in one enormous story-cycle comprising over 70 volumes. It includes his internationally acclaimed and bestselling Ramayana Series, Krishna Coriolis, and Mahabharata Series. His books have sold over 1.2 million copies in 56 countries and 12 languages worldwide. The Valmiki Syndrome is the first book in his Vedic Wisdom series that applies the insights of ancient puranic texts to modern-day problems.