A fine collection of moral and practical advice in the form of poetry and verse. Written by Sir Edwin Arnold, a British poet, and journalist, this work draws inspiration from ancient Indian literature, particularly the ancient Sanskrit text "Hitopadesha." With its wisdom and insights into human behavior, the book offers valuable life lessons, making it a source of inspiration for readers seeking guidance and self-improvement.
Sir Edwin Arnold was an English poet and journalist, born on June 10, 1832, in Gravesend, Kent, England. He is best remembered for his epic poem "The Light of Asia," published in 1879, which narrates the life and teachings of Gautama Buddha. The poem gained immense popularity and made Arnold a prominent figure in the literary world. He served as a journalist for several British newspapers, including The Daily Telegraph and The Daily Telegraph, and later became the editor of The Daily Telegraph. Arnold's work and contributions earned him a knighthood in 1888, recognizing his significant influence on literature and journalism in the late 19th century.