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.