Showing posts with label Kautilyal. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Kautilyal. Show all posts

Hinduism - Who Was Kautilya?


Kautilya is said to be the author of the Arthashastra ("Treatise on Authority"), a treatise that serves as a guide on the use of royal power.

The king depicted in the Arthashastra is unconcerned about goals or aspirations, preferring to do whatever it takes to stay in power.

Kautilya is widely known as the Machiavellian brahmin minister who planned Chandragupta Maurya's ascent to power, however there are substantial questions that both Kautilyas are the same person. 


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