Cāņakya

From Hindupedia, the Hindu Encyclopedia

By Jit Majumdar

Sometimes transliterated as: Canakya, CAnakya, Caanakya


  1. pertaining to Caņaka
  2. son of Caņaka
  3. the patronymic of Kauţilya, also known as Vişņugupta, who was the prime minister of emperor Candragupta Maurya and the author of the Arthaśāstra and Nītiśāstra.