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Showing posts with label Chanakya. Show all posts

Hinduism - Who Was Chanakya?

 



 

According to legend, Chanakya was the chief minister of Chandragupta Maurya (r. 321–297 B.C.E. ), the founder of the Maurya dynasty. 





Chanakya became known for his expertise in statecraft as the king's counsel and is said to have played a key role in the establishment of the dynasty. 


Chanakya is also known as the author of the Arthashastra, a famous Indian book on the tactics and mechanics of brutally effective central administration, which he wrote under the name Kautilya. 



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