Dr. Ratan Lal Basu has a Ph. D. in Economics, his thesis deals with price control mechanism of Kautilya’s Arthasastra. He did his Bachelors and Masters Degrees from Presidency College, Calcutta (now Presidency University, Kolkata), the most prestigious college in India. He has published about a hundred articles on Arthasastra and other branches of Economics in Indian and foreign journals. He has edited a volume of articles on Arthasastra and published a book on the modern relevance of Arthasastra and Manusmriti (the Hindu Law Book) and several e-books on all branches of Yoga & Tantra-cult, Economics in Arthasastra, Manusmriti & Mahabharata, Lord Krishna Mystery and Western Economic Concepts (ancient & modern). He is also a fiction writer in Bengali and English, is member of various economics associations and currently the Treasurer of the Bengal Economic Association.