Chanakya in History

"There are very few people in this country who have understood the consciousness of this nation, very few who would feel about the national identity and cultural inheritance. Great Chanakya was one of them"-----Vivek ji 

One of the greatest figures of wisdom and knowledge in the Indian history is Chanakya. He is estimated to have lived from 350 - 283 B.C. Chanakya is touted as the "Pioneer Economist of India". Chanakya was the adviser and Prime Minister of Emperor Chandragupta. Chanakya was a professor at the University of Takshila (located in present day Pakistan) and was an expert in commerce, warfare, economics, etc. His famous works include Chanakya Neeti, Arthashastra and Neetishastra.

Chanakya is also known by the name of Kautilya and Vishnugupta as is mentioned in his text. His famous work called Arthashastra is a classic example of statecraft and politics . It basically consists of the principles of politics and how the state works. An able ruler has to be a ruthless leader to make sure that the state works smoothly and efficiently.

Chanakya was instrumental in bringing Chandragupta's rule, one can say that Chandragupta had ruled India but the rule was brought to his hand by Chanakya, he was not interested in ruling any country, nation or state, he was interested in bringing just ruler and rules.

Chanakya was the first person who brought political discourses out of palaces; he was the first person who brought the civic identity to the common masses, he was the person who brought the forces of change and all this not by any revolutions on streets but on the hearts of people and in the mind of others.

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