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It identifies its author by the names ‘Kauṭilya’ and ‘Vishnugupta’, both names that are traditionally identified with Chanakya (c. – BC), who was a scholar. He is considered the author of the Arthashastra, meaning a texts on wealth. Historically, the Kautilya’s work carries a great significance because it is an important. The Arthashastra [Kautilya] on *FREE* Chanakya Neeti ; The Erudite Thoughts of the Great Scholar, the Economist, the Strategist. Chanakya.

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When a person breaks the dam of a tank full of water, he shall be drowned in the very tank. It is no guilt for kautilja wife to make use of this property in maintaining her son, her daughter-in-law, or herself, whenever her absent husband has made no provision for her maintenance.

Hence he shall employ ministers and hear their opinion. With this legacy, it is no wonder that the much less ambitious Indian Constitution is still the longest in the world, the most detailed and most concerned with trying to micro manage the nuts and bolts of administration. Citado en La Idea de Justicia. Book III, Chapter 8: Several of the administrative suggestions prescribed by the author are still relevant and practicable in the modern administrative world.

Samhita Brahmana Aranyaka Upanishad.

The Arthashastra

arthqshastra Arthashastra by Kautilyatranslated by R. Kautilya has a great deal to say about civic responsibility; the obligation of every householder to take precautions against fire is mentioned; so is a prohibition on cutting trees in public chnakya. 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.

Apr 15, Ashok Krishna cyanakya it really liked it. Not violating righteousness and economy, he shall enjoy his desires. In short, the Arthashastra is a mixture of both what we applaud today and what we consider to be reprehensible. But agreements entered into within the hearing of others, as well as those not otherwise condemnable shall be valid. His works were lost near the end of the Gupta dynasty and not rediscovered until Scholars disagree on how to interpret the document.

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The Arthashastra of Kautilya or Chanakya

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Hardcoverpages. Please protect Dharma by following its values, which include non-stealing. Kautilya’s patron Chandragupta Maurya consolidated an empire which was inherited by his son Bindusara and then his grandson Ashoka.

Chanakya also developed Neeti-Sutras aphorisms – pithy sentences that tell people how they should kautklya.

Arthashastra – Wikipedia

The king who, being possessed of good character and best-fitted elements of sovereignty, is the fountain of policy, is termed the conqueror. Hence a king shall always endeavor to augment his own power and elevate his happiness. I took this on after being intrigued by how the circular perspective of foreign policy compared with the more typically binary views in western academia.

Twenty panas per month prevails among sea traders. Places where a visual representation would be useful are well identified and appropriate diagrams provided. Maybe the illusion of agthashastra micro-managed and all-pervasive governance can cover up for the inability to really govern?

The text discusses marriage and consent laws in Books 3 and 4. But from mutual enmity divorce may be obtained. Of these divisions, during the first one-eighth part of the day, he shall post watchmen and attend to the accounts of receipts and expenditure; during the second part, he shall look to the affairs of both citizens and country people; during the third, he shall not only receive revenue in gold, but also attend to the appointments of superintendents; during the fifth, he shall correspond in writs with the assembly of his ministers, and receive the secret information gathered by his spied; during the sixth, he may engage himself in his favorite amusements or in self-deliberation; during the seventh, he shall superintend elephants, horses, chariots and infantry; and during the eighth part, he shall consider various plans of military operations with his commander-in-chief.

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He is considered the author of the Arthashastra, meaning a texts on wealth.

Any text on Arthashastra thus has to contain details of the organization of the civil service as well as the duties and responsibilities of individual officials. Hence the king shall ever be active and discharge his duties; the root of wealth is activity, and of evil its reverse.

Any person who aims at the kingdom, who forces entrance into the king’s harem, kautilyz instigates wild tribes or enemies against the king, or who creates disaffection in forts, country parts, or in the army, shall be burnt alive from head to foot. This work may also be in the public domain in countries and areas with longer native copyright terms that apply the rule of the shorter term to foreign works.

Political science political scientists. Of these well-known sutras, about refer to raaja-neeti the do’s and don’ts of running a kingdom. kajtilya

Oct 17, Leonardo marked it as to-keep-reference. Nov 04, David Withun rated it liked it Shelves: Any woman who murders her husband, preceptor, or offspring, sets fire to another’s property, poisons a man, or cuts off any kaurilya the bodily joints of another shall be torn apart by bulls, no matter whether or not she is big with child, or has not passed a month after giving birth to a child.

Kennedy deferred by saying, “There’s no school for Presidents. Mar 27, Hadrian added it Shelves: Arthashastra especially Rangarajan’s translation is highly recommended for every one interested in arthashastar the dynamics of a society and for those who have the curiosity to understand the running of a kingdom in ancient India.