You must have heard of Chanakya Neeti. It is extremely famous in India at least. Chanakya was easily the best kingmaker ever.
All of his laws, rules, suggestions, principles – call them what you will, have been codified into what is called Chanakya Neeti.
There are plenty of books available on the topic. His thought process is truly marvellous.
I happened to be in a restaurant recently that also had a small library. One of the books there was Chanakya Neeti.
I picked it up, but was distraught at the title. Okay not that upset or anything, but it was funny, bordering on silly. It said this bright and bold, up on the cover page itself. “The Machiavelli of India.” Wait, What?!
I quickly did a Google search. Just as expected, Machiavelli was born in the 1400s, while Chanakya was born in 375 BC!