Overview Specs. From iRemedi Corp. Born in a family of educators, he was an ascetic with a vision. Chanakya's fame rests on his role as the chief advisor to Chandragupta Maurya who overthrew the ruling Nanda dynasty and laid the foundation of the great Mauryan Empire that ruled over much of the Indian subcontinent.
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Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Other editions. Enlarge cover. Error rating book. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Details if other :. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Preview — Chanakya by Yagya Sharma. Anant Pai Editor. Chanakya also known as Kautilya, the hero of this story is the author of the well-known Sanskrit classic Arthashastra.
Chanakya helped Chandragupta, the founder of the Mauryan dynasty, in gaining the throne of the Nandas. According to many scholars, Chandraguptas success as a king can be ascribed to Chanakyas advice and guidance.
According to Chanakya, the king at the time Chanakya also known as Kautilya, the hero of this story is the author of the well-known Sanskrit classic Arthashastra. According to Chanakya, the king at the time of coronation had to take an oath of service to the people. If the king misbehaved, his people had the right to remove and replace him. Kautilyas Arthashastra is a book on public administration.
It discusses the duties as well as the rights of kings, ministers and other officers. It lays down the details on the various affairs of the state, or trade and commerce, of law, of war and peace, of diplomacy, or marriage and divorce, and of military strategy. Arthashastra still remains an excellent textbook of political diplomacy. The story retold here is inspired by the classic Sanskrit play Mudra Rakshasam The signet ring written in the 9th Century A.
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Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Start your review of Chanakya. Apr 13, Gregory Philips rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: People interested in a quick shot of Indian history. I have a large collection of Amar Chitra Katha comics back in India. It was my father's way of teaching me about Indian culture and history. And I learnt more from these comics than from a lifetime of studing history. But of all the comics in the series, Chanakya deserves special mention because it tells the tale of an extraordinary man.
In the years immediately after the death of Alexander the Great, the eastern part of his kingdom which bordered India was ruled by Seleucus.
At the time the largest kingdom in India was that of Magadha and was ruled by an ineffectual king Nanda. The story follows the means and methods by which Chanakya goes about toppling Nanda's kingdom and establishing the Maurya dynasty under Chandragupta Maurya which in turn defeats and keeps the Seleucid empire from entering into India.
Although essentially a children's book the story presents history as accurately as possible and shows how far Chanakya went to secure the empire like lacing Chandragupta's food with poison to make him immune to it. I recommend everyone read this book and indeed the rest of the ACK series to learn more about India.
View 1 comment. Sep 24, Sagnik Nag rated it really liked it. Just can't get enough of it. How can someone be such a crude strategist and planner! Aug 08, Mansi Sahdev rated it really liked it. Stays close to the ponytail protagonist we have grown loving.
Another delighting offering from beloved Uncle Pai:. Aug 25, Ashish Iyer rated it it was amazing Shelves: read , war , mystery , indian-author , history , amar-chitra-katha.
It brought back fond memories of my childhood. Amar Chitra katha tells the best Indian tales. I totally love it! Amar Chitra katha books are as good as gold! Top class illustration. All should read. Ack is known for its great classics. More needs to be put on collection and will read all their classics. Feb 07, Anish Thomas rated it really liked it. Oct 12, Archies rated it really liked it.
Informative and pleasing book. Chhotaa packet bada dhamaka. I wanted to read about him quickly. I am satisfied with the book. Its just the synopsis of chanakya's way of leadership and mentoring. Dhrupad's review I love Chanakkya's suspicious, knowledge, and the love for his motherland.
His alertness helped Chandragupta defeat Rakhas' cunning plans. Thus I give this book a 4. A trip down memory lane I used to love reading these Amar Chitra Katha comics when I was young, and Chanakya was my favourite. Glad that I found it on Kindle. Still as awesome as all those years ago. Nice, well written book. Great Illustrations! Good storytelling, great illustrations. Amar Chitra Katha at its best! Good read for kids as well as adults!
Chanakya's story told succinctly and effectively. Mar 19, Ahimaaz R rated it liked it. Chanakyan, which Machiavelli was near two millennia after, diplomacy would make fiction an infant. View 2 comments. Super Very informative book in simple language. Helpful on business administration knowledge for all age groups. Must read for all. Apr 09, Navya rated it it was amazing. Wonderful story said In short illustrations. I'm furious. This isn't right even for babies to read.
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Acharya Chanakya, popular as Kautilya and Vishnu Gupta, was an Indian scholar, political advisor, economist, philosopher and teacher. Under his mentorship, Chandragupta Maurya , a commoner by birth, became the emperor of the Mauryan Empire. He penned down his words of wisdom and principles of life in various books. His popular works are Arthashastra and Neeti Shastra. The world has evolved by leaps and bounds. In fact, everyone should learn his principles, including children.
Life Lessons Children Should Learn From Chanakya Neeti
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Canny, contemplative and courageous, Chanakya is known as one of India's most multifaceted and enduring gurus. His smart, sage advice, captured forever in the twin classic treatises-the Arthashastra and the Nitishastra - has both the detailing of a draughtsman and the wide-ranging wisdom of a genius. Scholar, teacher, visionary, political strategist, economic philosopher and royal adviser, Chanakya put forth invaluable lessons that changed the course of history. Humiliated by Dhana Nanda, the ruler of Magadha, Chanakya turned adversity into strength and challenge into opportunity. Through clever diplomatic manoeuvres and wise confrontations, he choreographed young Chandragupta's rise as the founder of the Mauryan empire, the first of its kind in power and territorial extent. Melding his knowledge with a shrewd observation of life, Chanakya outlined political and economic philosophies in a long-lasting body of pithy truths. And that is why, even centuries later, his work and his words matter in today's world.