Vimla Patil is an eminent journalist and social worker. In 1973 she became the editor of Femina. Her other books include Kashmir to Kanyakumari: A Fabulous Recipe Collection, Understanding Yourself as a Working Woman and The Working Woman’s Cookbook.
This book has a quaint origin. It is a culmination of the author’s lectures on the qualities of Arjun, the hero of the Mahabharata, which made him the fortunate recipient of the divine secret of enlightenment. The book speaks about the qualities enshrined in the Geeta itself, which elevate a person to achieve happiness and success. Arjun is one of the Mahanayaks – or superheros – of Indian culture and is venerated for his success, spirituality and closeness to Krishna.