Rakhi Deshmukh1 & Jaya Dwivedi2
1Assistant Professor, Swami Shri Swaroopanand Saraswati Mahavidyalya, Hudco Bhilai, C.G, India and Research Scholar in the Department of English at N.I.T Raipur, C.G, India. Email: email@example.com.
2Jaya Dwivedi is Assistant Professor in the Department of English at N.I.T, Raipur, C.G, India. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Received November 10, 2016; Revised December 15, 2016; Accepted December 20, 2016; Published January 14, 2017
This paper explores the traits of leadership in Shiva Trilogy with special reference to Bhagwat Gita. A review of literature in this field shows that several studies have been done in the area of virtuous leadership development from various perspectives; however very few have been done to integrate the Bhagavad-Gita and any piece of literature like Shiva Trilogy by Amish Tripathi. As a result, this paper not only fills the gap in the literature of virtuous leadership development, but also provides some significance and insights on virtues and ethical development from the ancient Indian philosophical perspective. Unlike most of the outside-in western concepts unify with virtues, this research provides an inside-out approach to leadership where Shiva sets the traits of virtuous leader and Bhagwat Gita enlightens the path for achieving the same. If the virtues coupled with theoretical foundations are developed by present leaders it will enable them to define their leadership roles in a transformational manner with competence and wisdom, as Lord Shiva does in Shiva Trilogy.
Keywords: Shiva Trilogy, Bhagwat Gita, Amish Tripathi, Indian philosophy, leadership.