Chanakya was the mentor, guide and prime minister of Emperor Chandragupta Maurya. His words were very wise when it came to explaining human nature and ways of actual world.
Storytellers say that he was a very ugly man, they also say that Chandragupta always obeyed him, one wonders if that was the reason why he looked down upon women so much!
As I am reading his words and am not a really huge admirer of women but I am not that disappointed with any of the genders, then I am not a king’s chief minister, mentor the person people will like to manipulate for their own gain.
An art which take it or leave it is a field of expertise of women, not men. Maybe that is why he was so allergic to them. There is no way we are going to know that!