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Chanakya
  • Name: Chanakya
  • Born: 06/26/2020 (0 years old)
  • Died: 283 BCE, Pataliputra, Maurya Empire
  • Occupation: Teacher, Philosopher, Economist, Jurist, advisor of Chandragupta Maurya
  • Known for: Prominent role in the foundation of the Maurya Empire & Arthashastra, Chanakya Niti

Chanakya (IAST: Cāṇakya, About this soundpronunciation) was an ancient Indian teacher, philosopher, economist, jurist and royal advisor. He is traditionally identified as Kauṭilya or Vishnugupta, who authored the ancient Indian political treatise, the Arthashastra, a text dated to roughly between the 3rd century BCE and the 3rd century CE. As such, he is considered the pioneer of the field of political science and economics in India, and his work is thought of as an important precursor to classical economics. His works were lost near the end of the Gupta Empire and not rediscovered until the early twentieth century.

Birth Place: 375 BCE, Chanaka village in Golla region (Jain legends);sfn|Trautmann|1971|p=21 Takshashila (Buddhist legends)sfn|Trautmann|1971|p=12

Death Place: 283 BCE, Pataliputra, Maurya Empire

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