Turning to the modern relevance of the essence of the prescriptions in the two ancient texts for making a competent and honest king, it may be observed that corruption and dishonesty of politicians have become important issues in recent years.
Basu, Ratan Lal
"Human development part 2: Ancient kingship, modern politicians and the problem of corruption in India,"
Culture Mandala: The Bulletin of the Centre for East-West Cultural and Economic Studies:
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