Born in 3rd Century B.C. in India,Chanakya was also known as Vishnugupta and Kautilya. Scholars down the centuries have time and again described Chanakya as a rare mastermind who could be an expert in so many varied and specialized fields like management, economics, politics, law, leadership, governance, warfare, military tactics, accounting systems among many others.
He was responsible to bring down the Nanda dynasty and establish his able student Chandragupta Maurya on the throne as the emperor. Hence he is called a ‘King Maker’. He is also credited to have masterminded the defeat of Alexander in India when he was on his march to conquer the world.
As a political thinker, he was the first to visualize the concept of a ‘NATION’ for the first time in Human History. During his time India was split into various kingdoms. He brought all of them together under one Central Governance, thus creating a Nation called ‘Aryavartha’, which later became India.
He documented his lifelong work in this book ‘Kautilya’s Arthashastra’. For ages rulers across the world have referred to the Arthashastra for building a nation on Sound Economics, based on spiritual values.