Chanakya (The Master of Statecraft)

Chanakya (The Master of Statecraft)

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Item Code: NAG543
Author: Deepa Agarwal
Publisher: Puffin Books
Language: English
Edition: 2013
ISBN: 9780143332145
Pages: 176
Cover: Paperback
Other Details 7.5 inch X 5 inch
Weight 130 gm
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About the Book

 

When the learned Brahmin Vishnugupta is humiliated by the arrogant king Dhana Nanda in a public gathering he swears revenge. Anger is his weakness, but strategy, his strength. This formerly unknown Brahmin goes on to become the most well-known kingmaker in Indian History: Chanakya. Using a combination of cunning, ruthlessness and luck, Chanakya fulfils his vow and propels a boy of unknown origins, Chandragupta Maurya, to the throne of the most powerful kingdom of that time, an empire even Alexander the Great hesitated to confront.

 

This fascinating account shows how Chanaky went from being a penniless fugitive with the rebel prince of Pataliputra to the prime minister of Magadha, and finally the author of the groundbreaking Arthashastra. With fun snippets and lesser-known facts about this remarkable stateman and the Mauryan age, this book promises to be an exciting and gripping adventure story.

 

About the Author

 

Author, poet and translator, Deepa Agarwal writes for both children and adults and has published about fifty books. She has received, among others, the NCERT National Award for Children's Literature for her picture book Ashok's New Friends, while her historical fiction Caravan to Tibet featured in the IBBY Honour List 2008. Five of her books have been listed in the White Raven Catalogue of the International Youth Library, Munich. She is a regular contributor to children's magazines in India and abroad, and her stories have appeared in many anthologies and school textbooks. Her recent titles include Rajula and the Web of Danger and The Game of Shadows.

 

Deepa conducts workshops and storytelling sessions in schools. As founder- organizer of the Habitat Children's Book Forum in New Delhi, she plays an active role in promoting the habit of reading.

 

Contents

 

CHAPTER ONE

 

The Insult

1

CHAPTER TWO

 

Escape!

6

CHAPTER THREE

 

Flight

10

CHAPTER FOUR

 

A Significant Encounter

19

CHAPTER' FIVE

 

The Treasure

30

CHAPTER SIX

 

Chandragupta

37

CHAPTER, SEVEN

 

On the Brink of a New Life

42

CHAPTER EIGHT

 

On the Road to Takshashila

46

CHAPTER NINE

 

The Kingly Path

52

CHAPTER TEN

 

Grooming a Monarch

57

CHAPTER ELEVEN

 

The Greeks

63

CHAPTER TWELVE

 

An Unexpected Turn

66

CHAPTER THIRTEEN

 

King Ambhi's Threat

71

CHAPTER FOURTEEN

 

A Historic Battle

75

CHAPTER FIFTEEN

 

Preparing for War

77

CHAPTER SIXTEEN

 

Disappointment

80

CHAPTER SEVENTEEN

 

Forging an Alliance

87

CHAPTER EIGHTEEN

 

Chanakya the Tactician

90

CHAPTER NINETEEN

 

The Conquest of Pataliputra

96

CHAPTER TWENTY

 

The End of the Nandas

100

CHAPTER TWENTY-ONE

 

Emperor of Magadha

106

CHAPTER TWENTY-TWO

 

A Terrible Challenge

113

CHAPTER TWENTY-THREE

 

Vanquishing the Greeks

117

CHAPTER TWENTY-FOUR

 

Chandragupta Abdicates

122

CHAPTER TWENTY-FIVE

 

Emperor Bindusara

129

CHAPTER TWENTY-SIX

 

A Huge Loss

135

CHAPTER TWENTY-SEVEN

 

The Beginning of the End

138

CHAPTER TWENTY-EIGHT

 

The Truth

144

CHAPTER TWENTY-NINE

 

Chanakya's End

150

Trivia Treasury

155

 

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