“In modern times Canakya Pandita is considered the authority in good counsel and political and moral instruction.” - His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada (the founder-acarya of ISKCON) Though he was an impoverished brahmana scholar, Canakya Pandita created one of the largest empires in ancient times. In the same era that Buddha walked the earth, this indomitable sage united many disjointed kingdoms from modern day Bihar to Iran using only his wit as his weapon. He is celebrated as the greatest king maker in history. During the days of Britain’s East India Company, English officers were required to study Sri Canakya-niti if they hoped to be successful in India. Now that same wisdom commented upon by the world’s greatest authority on Canakya, His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, is available for the first time in one volume. Canakya’s niti ― his ancient sense for modern success ― is presented with the original Sanskrit, Latin transliterations, lucid translations, plus the commentaries of Srila Prabhupada and much more. Practically every recorded statement that His Divine Grace ever made about the great Canakya can be found here in this definitive edition. For the modern reader, the wisdom of Canakya is nothing less than the key to a life that is in every way successful, happy and fulfilled.