Niti Sastras

Niti Sastras

Canakya Pandita lived approximately three thousand years ago. He was the brahmana advisor and prime minister to the last Hindu king, Candragupta. Although he was the king’s prime minister, Canakya maintained his brahminical status by living in a small cottage outside the palace walls and refusing a salary. In this way, he remained independent of anyone’s patronage or control. Once, the emperor asked Canakya to ex- plain something he did…