Born in 1975, Pradeep Chakravarthy was educated in The School KFI, Madras Christian College, Jawaharlal Nehru University where he studied International Relations and the London School of Economics where he studied Human Resource Development. He is currently pursuing a PhD on the administration of the Pandya kingdom.
Pradeep began his career by working in the family business, the TVS Group. He later worked at Cognizant, Infosys and McKinsey. In all these organisations, he worked in HR and Learning and Development, with clients, to improve performance through behaviour change
For the past few years, he has specialised in conducting workshops, one-to-one coaching sessions and heritage tours that seek to impart leadership and life lessons from Indian history and philosophy.
Leadership Shastra is his ninth book. His earlier books include ones on Thanjavur, Kodaikanal, the temples of Tamil Nadu and Ashok Leyland. His work on a children’s history of south India and a translation work are currently in press.
Dipankar Mukherjee is the publisher and director of Readomania Publishing, an independent publishing house based in Delhi. Under his leadership, the house has produced over 120 books in just about 6 years, with some critically acclaimed and award-winning titles as well. He teaches creative writing at many institutes and runs the popular Young Author Program. He is an engineer from Nagpur University, holds an MBA degree from IIT Madras, and has been in the corporate world for 9 years, before becoming an entrepreneur. He also manages business interests in hospitality and manufacturing.