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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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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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nicely elaborated

very nicely narrated. very clear voice , enjoyed the audio book.... very nice experience with you

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Fabulous read !

2500 year old thought process still applicable in the 22st century ! its all about how to be start and outwit people.

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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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Pranam Acharya!

The book is very informative and has great information. Surprised that Acharya Ji new all about it almost 2000 year ago. The principals he has layout are still valid and applicable to today's world and time.

Listen or reading such books, on a very regular basis one can relate to it and start understanding it.

The book is worth listening, and the narrator is also good.

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nice I agree with 90% this book is very nice and

audio summary is nice I really appreciate it I agree with the concept of it

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It is pure gold

this should be read multiple times, full of wisdom and great thoughts. old is Gold.

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The pronounceation, the way he explained superb

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