Chanakya was a great
He is famous in Indian history for his political shrewdness, which
the establishment of the mighty Mauryan Empire.
was born in a poor Brahmin family of Taxila in India. His real name was
Vishnugupta. He was educated at Taxila, an international and great
centre in those times. He was scholar of politics, economics and
From his childhood, he was clever and shrewd. Chanakya believed in
living and high thinking. He lived in a hut near the royal Mauryan
is a famous legend about Chanakya that he was once invited to the court
Nanda rulers of Magadha, where he was insulted. His self-esteem was
her vowed to bring down the Nanda dynasty. Chanakya succeeded in
new Mauryan dynasty in Magadha with the help of brave and capable
Chandragupta. Later on, Chanakya served as a friend and guide to
Maurya in the administration of the empire.