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Quick Indian History 11 - The Magadh Empire - Mauryan dynasty

Lesson 11 of 15 • 2 upvotes • 11:32 mins

Vijay Kadyan

Chanakya or Kautilya - real name was vishnugupta Sharma  He was the poor Brahmin of Taxila.  He was appointed as Mahamatya(Prime Minister) of Chandragupta Maurya.  He wrote Arthashastra (principles and practices of statecraft).  Seleucus sent megasthenes as a Greek Ambassador in the court of Chandragupta Maurya - he was the first foreign ambassador  Megasthenes wrote a book “Indica” based on Indian society

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