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Aug 13, 2021

Book Review

by Arpit

Book:Chanakya Niti
Author:Chandramani Kirtipal

What role does sacrifice and determination play in your life? If you want to perceive those qualities(sacrifice and determination) in your life, this book is for you. Whenever a challenging situation arises, someone from society arises who change the entire civilisation. With patience, he keeps going forward without fearing defeat. There was such a person named Chanakya, who made unified Bharat out of Bharat shattered into pieces. Despite living in a hut, he made Chandragupta the king of Magadha.

The book is divided into three parts. The first part is the Chanakya biography. The whole life journey of Chanakya is very excellently illustrated with lots of learning. The second part is all about Chanakya Niti, which is a collection of aphorisms written by Chanakya. You would be glad to know that all the sayings are in Sanskrit with Hindi translation. The third part is Kautilya arthashastra(the science of governance).

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I enjoyed the book immensely as I gained many things from it. The moment I heard about the book, I was very eager to read it. The story part was astonishing and refreshing. The Chanakya Niti was all about how one should act in different situations in life. Implementing the teachings given by Chanakya also helped me in many ways.

It would be very impractical to present the entire teachings of Chanakya in this blog. Here are a few things I learned.

  • Always respect your teachers. They play a significant role in the development of society.
  • Determination helps to face different challenges in life.
  • Society should be united irrespective of caste, creed and religion. When you work together, you are more powerful.
  • A man is great by his karma. You should always be committed to your work. No matter how many people are better than you, you should never feel small.
  • Keep a learning attitude. Always be ready to learn from every person.

If you want to know more about the life of Chanakya, you should definitely try this book.


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