Sanskrit name Chanakya (Sanskrit चाणक्य) is the name of an economist of Mauryan Kingdom.
Mention of Chanakya is found in Bhavprakash (भावप्रकाश) where Chanakya denotes something made of chick-peas.
Chanakya was a renowned economist and politician of the Mauryan dynasty. Chanakya was also the author of, famous book Arthashashtra. This name is also mentioned in Epics like Hemchandra Parishishtaparvan (हेमचन्द्र परिशिष्टपर्वन्), Mudrarakshash (मुद्राराक्षस), Panchtantra (पञ्चतन्त्र) and Kathasaritsagar as the son of Chanak (चणक) and a minister of Chandra-Gupt-Maurya.
Chanakya is a popular name in India. Chanakya is used by more than 400 people in India as per Social media records. Chanakya is not a popular name in the USA.
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