The man helped establish the Mauryan Empire and served two of its emperors as chief advisor. That being said, his intelligence can't be questioned. He was no warrior, but he used his brain to fight battles. The pioneer of political science and economics in India, Chanakya, certainly knew how to deal with life and stay one step ahead.

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He may sound diplomatic at times, but that was part of his role and he did one hell of a job with it.

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