We have often heard about the 4 famous techniques “Sama Dhana Bheda Dhanda” that is been used to handle people , but  “The highly effective ancient Indian kings had not 4 but actually 7 techniques to handle their subjects” Viz.,

1. Sama – “The Art of Gentle Persuasion”

2. Dhana – “The Art of Generous Donations to achieve one’s purpose”

3. Bheda – ” The Art of aggravating dissension amongst parties opposed to each other”

4. Dhanda – ” The Art of Punishment”

5. Maya – “The Art of Illusions or deceit”

6. Upeksha – ” The Art of deliberately ignoring people so as to achieve one’s purpose”

7. Indrajala – “The Art of Jugglery”

Interesting isn’t it?