The Art of War

by Sun Tzu

  • Category Non-Fiction
  • Format Paperack
  • Imprint Rupa
  • Price 140
  1. ISBN: 978-81-291-4043-2
  2. Pages: 56 pages
  3. Date: June 2016


Written more than two thousand years ago by a mysterious warrior-philosopher, The Art of War is the world’s most renowned text on martial strategy and tactics. More than just a military manual, it also holds the keys to victory in life itself; hence, it still resonates with readers. In this book, Sun Tzu explains when and how to engage opponents in order to overcome difficult situations; elucidates how to succeed by motivating soldiers and leveraging tactical advantages; and highlights the importance of discipline in leadership. In short, he sheds light on how to win the battle of wits. This translation is most faithful to the original and explains Sun Tzu’s percepts in easy-to-understand language.

Lauded by leaders from all walks of life, The Art of War is an useful treatise for negotiating not just the challenges in the military arena, but in every aspect of life.


Chinese military general and tactician as also a philosopher of great repute, Sun Tzu lived in the Spring and Autumn period of ancient China. A master of military strategy, his victories inspired him to write The Art of War. His work has been praised and employed throughout East Asia. During the twentieth century, the revered Asian historical figure’s work grew in popularity and saw practical use in the Western society as well.

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