Belgrave Neighbourhood Centre
Leicester LE4 6LF
A talk by Dr Ramesh Pattni of the OCHS
Chanakya, also known as Kautilya and Vishnugupta, was a brilliant and original thinker living in ancient India around the 2nd Century BCE. He was an economist, a jurist, a philosopher and a master of statecraft. He was instrumental in the rise of the first Mauryan Emperor, Chandragupta and served as his chief minister and advisor. We look at some of his ideas in the Arthashastra which demonstrates his masterly grasp on many aspects of statecraft.