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on Wed Jan 16, 2019 11:16 am
Chanakya was also known by the name of Vishnugupta and Kautilya. Kautilya was derived from his gotra’s name ‘Kotil’.
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His proposal to secure the borders of the nation against any future attacks were met with scathing attacks on his personality.
After the annihilation by the Dhanananda, Nanda King, he sought out revenge on his part. He even openly admitted dethroning the king.
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on Wed Jan 16, 2019 11:16 am
There are many legends which state that Chanakya actually maintained an army of females. These women were known as Vishakanyas. As per legends, Vishakanyas were extremely beautiful girls who were given small doses of poisons every day along with food.

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After the open challenge to dethrone the Nanda king, he sought out the perfect student for his ambition.
He met with Chandragupta Maurya, a kid with fierce desire and ability. He trained him in every aspect of the life and ruling.
It’s a testament to Chanakya that he trained Chandragupta Maurya to be one of the greatest rulers at the young age of 19.
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Chanakya was born into a Brahmin family. His father was a teacher himself. As such, he inbred the importance of education in his son. Chanakya was a keen learner of political studies alongside Vedas.
He also had knowledge of medicine and astrology.
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Chanakya developed the reference for economists in the form of ‘Arthashastra’. He conceptualized the theory of economics and trade within the nation.
His reference toeconomy is still revered to this day. He is credited with being the pioneer in the development of finance and administration.
Apart from the economics, he also devised Chanakya Neeti as the reference point for politics and Neetishastra as the reference for bureaucracy.
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Chanakya acted as the administrator of the biggest empire in He helped Chandragupta Maurya in the unification process of the nation and stayed as the mastermind behind the handling of the matters of the nation.
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on Wed Jan 16, 2019 11:17 am
Because of the small doses of poison, the girls grew resistant to any kind of poisoning. Not just that, it is believed that the girls were given poison until they reached puberty and then they were used for secret assassination mission.
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Chanakya devised plans to stop the advancing army of Alexander in the invading of the kingdom of India. He used different tricks to counter their growing stature.
He used the infamous ‘Vishkanyas’ to infiltrate the ranks of Alexander’s army.
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on Wed Jan 16, 2019 11:17 am
As per legends, the poisons fed to the girls made them so deadly that even their kisses could easily kill a person.

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on Wed Jan 16, 2019 11:17 am
One of the most interesting of Chanakya facts is that Chanakya’s views on women were not really great. Those views might have been accepted in ancient times but in modern times, they are considered as disgusting views. According to him, women are not trustworthy for they have corrupt and vile nature. – Source.

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on Wed Jan 16, 2019 11:18 am
If that’s not enough, here is another view that Chanakya held – a woman can attain purity only if she drinks the water that has been used for cleansing or washing the feet of her husband. She can never attain such purity by drinking holy water or observing fasts or even offering charity. – Source.
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on Wed Jan 16, 2019 11:18 am
Chanakya’s views about an ideal wife were a bit twisted too. According to him, an ideal wife should have the following characteristics:
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on Wed Jan 16, 2019 11:18 am
n the morning, she should be serving her husband like a mother serves her son.
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In the noon, she should be ‘loving and caring’ towards her husband like a sister is to her brother.
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In the night she should be able to please her husband the way a prostitute please a man.
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on Wed Jan 16, 2019 11:19 am
No wonder, these views do not really resonate in today’s world and are considered as crippled and twisted thoughts.
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on Wed Jan 16, 2019 11:19 am
It is said that Chanakya was so intelligent that he had a solution to every problem that showed up. It is also said that apart from being a pioneer economist and a politician, he even achieved the knowledge of astronomy and medicine.
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on Wed Jan 16, 2019 11:19 am
According to many historians, Chanakya was born in 350 BCE and that he had a very manipulative nature that helped in the formation of Maurya Dynasty – one of the largest dynasties ever known in ancient India.
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It is said that the real name of Chanakya was Vishnugupta and he was a minister at the court of Dhana Nanda – a ruler of Nanda Dynasty that built up the Magadha Empire.
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Legends say that Chanakya was not really happy with the strategies used by Dhana Nanda to rule the empire. Then at one point, the Greeks reached India’s western border. With India being threatened by foreign invasion, Chanakya talked to Dhana Nanda to redo his strategies.
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on Wed Jan 16, 2019 11:20 am
Instead of listening to Chanakya, Dhana Nanda actually insulted him. Insulted Chanakya then untied his lock of hair known as sikha and swore that he will not rest until the Nanda Kingdom is total obliterated.
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He then went out in search of an ideal king and came across a boy of 19. His name was Chandragupta Maurya. He quickly realized that he was looking at an ideal king.
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He took in Chandragupta as his student and mentored him. Soon, under the guidance of Chanakya, Chandragupta Maurya destroyed the Nanda Kingdom and established the Maurya Dynasty, which went on to become ancient India’s biggest dynasty.
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Of course when the Maurya Dynasty was formed, Chanakya was the person responsible for the administration of the entire kingdom. He was very well aware of one fact – once a person kills a king, the killer gets the rights to be crowned as the next king. So, Chanakya made it a motive of his life to ensure that Chandragupta Maurya stayed alive.
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