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Kautilya’s Arthashastra is a book about economics written by Kautilya. The word ( No Suggestions) originates from a primeval Indian dissertation that discussed. Kautilya’s Arthashastra is an excellent treatise on statecraft, economic policy and military strategy. it is said to have been written by Kautilya. In the last book of Kautilya’s Arthashastra, Kautilya had discussed the methodology of composition of Arthashastra. He has enumerated 32 methods of science.

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The Arthashastra is written mainly in prose but also incorporates shlokaswhich adds a vital poetic flourish to this otherwise down-to-earth classic. This realization should lead us akutilyas wonder why Kautilya attempted such an elaborately and minutely planned state architecture — we should consider the possibility that perhaps this level of intrusion into daily life was required, at least at the planning level, precisely because real control was so impossibly difficult?

It is, as noted elsewhere, exceedingly wide in scope. His practical advice is rooted kautilyass dharma. The secondary aim of this paper is to try and create parallels and similarities between the ideas of the legitimacy of Eastern and Western philosophers. But if we are to comprehend clearly Kautilya’s teachings and apply them judiciously to the modern world, we kutilyas have to be aware of the essential characteristics of the work.

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Think would recommend it to read for yourself. Best book that I read so far This work was published before January 1,and is in kautilhas public domain worldwide because the author died at least years ago. Its three objectives follow one from the other: Kumud Mookerji states that the text may be a picture of actual conditions in Kautilya’s times.

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All these three forms are based on Tensions rather than a climate of amity are likely to be the hallmark of the relations between the two countries as long as India does not give up its quest for hegemony in South Asia and disputes like Kashmir and Siachin remain unresolved.

The Romans did drive one of their more useful plant species to extinction and deforested almost the whole area around the Mediterranean, to show a negative counterexample.

Lists with This Book. Further, state Waldauer et al. Elaborate is an apt description, given that the treatise describes all sorts of weird and wonderful ways in which seditious ministers can be identified, and enemies can be toppled and weakened.

Arthashastra – Wikipedia

The text has been translated and interpreted by Shamashastry, Kangle, Trautmann kautipyas many others. Kautilya’s Arthashastra depicts a bureaucratic welfare state, in fact some kind of socialized monarchy, in which the central government administers the details of the economy for the common good Kautilya and the 21st century by Shyam Saran.

There’s obviously a lot more to the Arthashastra than this my copy was an abridged translation but I was deeply impressed with what I did find. India and Its Armies. Ads help cover our server costs. While at first glance we might think that this high centralization is repulsive, we should also appreciate the difficulties of the time.

Retrieved from ” https: The following arguments will trace legitimacy through the ideas of various political philosophers.

The Arthashastra by Kautilya

Public domain Public domain false false. And this immutability of problems and of solutions is precisely why the level of detail that Kautilya goes into is still valuable for government officials, administrators and citizens. The translation also contains a useful Index of Verses By Textual Order — it is meant to assist in finding out in which Part and Section a particular verse of the text has been included.

No trivia or quizzes yet. Kautilya and His ArthashastraLanham: With this legacy, it kkautilyas no wonder that the much less ambitious Indian Constitution is still the longest kxutilyas the world, the most detailed and most concerned with trying to micro manage the nuts and bolts of administration. Hardcoverpages.


Arthashastra of Kautilya

An exhaustive treatise of politics, diplomacy and war, this proves that the past was neither golden as we think with an assumed nostalgia, neither were the people so backward in science and technology as we perceive them to be.

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Simultaneously, we adthashastra strengthen our friendly relations and cooperation with both Afghanistan and Iran so that India does not succeed in turning them against us as Kautilya would have recommended.

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The Arthashastra

The school of Usanas asserts, states the text, that there iautilyas only one necessary knowledge, the science of government artuashastra no other science can start or survive without it. The text dedicates Book 3 and 4 to economic laws, and a court system to oversee and resolve economic, contracts and market-related disputes. In the presence of governance, the weak resists the strong.

The last three thousand years of human evolution have seen diverse types of states, that are based on different ideas of legitimacy. The roles and guises recommended for Vyanjana appearance agents by the Arthashastra include ascetics, forest hermits, mendicants, cooks, merchants, doctors, astrologers, consumer householders, entertainers, dancers, female agents and others.