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Chanakya Neeti

Written by: Acharya Chanakya
Narrated by: Rishi Upadhayay
Length: 5 hrs and 2 mins
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Chanakya was an Indian teacher, philosopher, and royal advisor. He managed the first Maurya emperor Chandragupta’s rise to power at a young age. He is widely credited for having played an important role in the establishment of the Maurya Empire, which was the first empire in archaeologically recorded history to rule most of the Indian subcontinent.

Chanakya is traditionally identified as Kautilya or Vishnu Gupta, who authored the ancient Indian political treatise called Arthasastra. As such, he is considered as the pioneer of the field of economics and political science in India, and his work is thought of as an important precursor to classical economics. 

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Wisdom of the ancients

Chanakya is labelled by Westernised minds as 'Machiavellian', even though Machiavelli appeared centuries later. The characterisation is fallacious. Machiavelli was a one-man mafia who had figured out the bigger mafia ruling them and wrote about it. Only people with sick minds take Machiavelli's The Prince as a worthy advice. I see it as an expose of the ruling classes of Europe. He can't be a patch on the great Chanakya. Chanakya understood dharma. He taught dharma and he helped established a kingdom that propagated dharma.

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Pranam Great Acharya

Great Lessons to learn.Life lessons fro Acharya Chanakya please implement his teachings in all schools

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clear voice with clear message😍love it.

but I think some motivational instrumental music should be added in it, please think about it.

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Amazing book, simplified. Narration simply great.

Very nice book, made easy . Loved it. Decided to listen a chapter every day, will try to follow what best is already mentioned. Not a book to finish and forget.

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Good for peace and calmness.

This book is good to listen to in order to know/view things from the perspective of Chanakya. This might help you reflect on a few things. The narration is pretty good in Hindi. Many things are logical, a few things are not, but that's just because the text of the book is hundreds of years old! Listening to this book gives a very different sense of calmness and peacefulness. Go for it if you want to listen to clean and pure Hindi for a change and get a good feeling.

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This is a rule book by the Great Chanakya

Chanakya has covered several aspects of dos and don'ts. He was a very strong, aggressive and most successful kingmaker in Indian History. He has given this wisdom based on his own experience and the great Vedas. Some parts you may disagree or find controversial but you cannot ignore his wisdome and philosophy.

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Must Have

Great content. wonderful Narration. very practical knowledge. Chanakya has explained important aspects of life in a very subtle way.

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worth listening

book was amazing. I was never knew that people like Chanakya were so clever in ancient time. Also, narrated well. I highly recommend

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Informative & excellent narration.

to hear Chanakya is very interesting and enlightening. the narrator did more than justice to the subject.

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Great book

Nice book to read,understand and implement in life. Totally agree with the thoughts mentioned in the book. Auditable version is too good in nowadays.

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  • A Good Soul
  • 07-09-20

great book, a must read for everyone

great book, a must read for everyone highly recommend this book for everyone to read

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  • Sakhardande
  • 17-06-20

Absolutely loved the simpler translation.

This is beautifully translated, in a manner understandable to all. A lot of commonly known nitis become clearer too.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 16-02-19

The pronounceation, the way he explained superb

loved it, very good job by Rishi sir, well presented good job... waiting for more