Narrative Techniques in Ancient Indian Wisdom for Teaching/Learning Contemporary Management

International Journal of Indian Culture and Business Management

Posted: 24 Sep 2021

Date Written: September 21, 2021

Abstract

[Management wisdom can be gleaned from ancient Indian wisdom from a large number of ancient texts. This article identifies major narrative techniques used in ancient literature that have in them wisdom that can be used for teaching management. The aim was to list and provide examples of the often used narrative techniques so that search in the vast ocean of ancient literature is optimal. Stories/katha, proverbs/lokokti, nyaya/maxims, discussions (samvaada), upadesha, and creating contemporary models using ancient frameworks were identified as popular narrative techniques. Each of this in the context of management has been explained with appropriate examples. Keywords: ancient Indian wisdom; narrative; upadesha; lokakti; samvaada; story/katha; discussion; dialogue; proverbs; models.

Keywords: management, wisdom, mahabharatha, ancient Indian wisdom, narrative , upadesha

Suggested Citation

GP, Sudhakar, Narrative Techniques in Ancient Indian Wisdom for Teaching/Learning Contemporary Management (September 21, 2021). International Journal of Indian Culture and Business Management , Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3927627

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