Chanakya was the first thinker among the ancients who not only authored a concept but also got it implemented by his supreme efforts. ‘He gave to the geographical entity-Aryavarta—a political or rather a national shape.
This book characterizes him as the original author of the concept of ‘India—a nation’. His thinking marks a distinct change from the views of earlier thinkers. It was he who for first time exhorted the people to unite in the name of the country and not faith.
One of the greatest figures of wisdom and knowledge in the Indian history is Chanakya. Chanakya is regarded as a great thinker and diplomat in India who is traditionally identified as Kautilya or Vishnu Gupta. Originally a professor of economics and political science at the ancient Takshashila University, Chanakya managed the first Maurya Emperor Chandragupta's rise to power at a young age. Instead of acquiring the seat of kingdom for himself, he crowned Chandragupta Maurya as the emperor and served as his chief advisor.