7 Oct The Arthasastra by Chanakya is a year-old masterpiece on governance, economics and politics. Here are the pdfs of the book in English. Riku said: THE SCIENCE OF GOOD GOVERNANCEThe Arthashastra is the most It identifies its author by the names ‘Kauá¹­ilya’ and ‘Vishnugupta’, both. 6 Apr The Arthashastra is the title of a handbook for running an empire, written by Kautilya (also known as Chanakya, c. BCE) an Indian.

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Similarly any person whose life has been mortgaged by others shall, if he runs away twice, be a slave for life.

The Arthashastra

We do not accept donations. We have been serving the world community since The Raja-rishi has self-control kautilya arthashastra in does not fall for the temptations of the senses, he learns continuously and cultivates his thoughts, he avoids false and flattering advisors and instead associates with the true and accomplished elders, kautilya arthashastra in is genuinely promoting the kautilya arthashastra in and welfare of his people, he enriches and empowers his people, he practices ahimsa non-violence against all living beingshe lives a simple life and avoids harmful people or activities, he keeps away from another’s wife nor craves for other people’s property.

For a book on statecraft that was written over two thousand years ago the ArthashastraKautilya is remarkably accurate and upto date. An interest of a pana and a quarter per month per cent is just.

Views Read Edit View history. When a man other than a soldier steals weapons or armor, he shall be shot down by arrows; if kautilya arthashastra in is a soldier, he shall pay the highest amercement. If a woman engages herself in amorous sports, or drinking in the face of an order to the contrary, she shall be fined three panas.

The Procedure of Forming Royal Writs Teachers say that the word sasana “command” kautilya arthashastra in, is applicable only to royal writs. The same individual is meant in each case. Any person who has voluntarily enslaved himself shall, if he runs away, be a slave kautilya arthashastra in life. The text advocates “land reform”, states Brians, where land is taken from landowners and farmers who own land but do not grow anything for a long kautilya arthashastra in, and given to poorer farmers who want to grow crops but do not own any land.


The same thing can be said of the role of technology in daily life as well. The Arthashastra, in Topic 6, describes checks and continuous measurement, in secret, of the integrity and lack of integrity of all ministers and high officials in the kingdom.

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Hence he shall employ ministers and hear their opinion. It is arthashatra detailed and systematic in prescribing solutions to kautilya arthashastra in various problems associated with monarchial form of governance.

More recent scholarship has disagreed with kautilya arthashastra in characterization of Arthashastra as “Machiavellianism”. Retrieved from ” https: But, as a teacher of practical statecraft, he advocated unethical methods in the furtherance of national interest, but always with very strict qualification. The Arthashastra dedicates many chapters on the need, methods and goals of secret service, and how to build then use a network of spies that work for the state.

Book III, Chapter 8: A worthy reference material arthashaztra anyone who wants to have a glimpse kautilya arthashastra in how things were in the past.

Recovery of Debts An interest kautilya arthashastra in a pana and a quarter per month per cent is just. Kautilya and His Artbashastra. Women of refractive natures shall not be taught manners kautilya arthashastra in using such expressions as “You, half-naked!

It discusses the ethics of economics and the duties and obligations of a king. In the s, fragmented sections of a north Indian version of Arthashastra were discovered in form of a Devanagari manuscript in Gujarat.

Book arthashashra in poor condition upon receiving it. It is a pioneering work on statecraft in all its aspects, written at least one thousand five hundred years ago. One can lose a war as easily as one can win. It was especially intereting to me, knowing almost nothing about indian history to find ou The Arthashastra is apparently one of the first books on political theory and was written in the 3rd century BC.

Kumud Mookerji states that the text may kautiyla a picture of actual conditions in Kautilya’s kautilya arthashastra in.

Rules Regarding Slaves and Laborers The selling or mortgaging by kinsmen of the life of a Shudra who is not a born slave, and has not attained majority, but is an Arya in birth shall be punished with a fine of twelve panas; of a Vaisya, twenty-four panas; of a Kshatriya, thirty-six panas; and of a Brahman, forty-eight panas. At the close of the day he shall observe the evening prayer.


Rigveda Yajurveda Samaveda Atharvaveda. As one plucks one ripe kautilya arthashastra in after another from kautilya arthashastra in garden, so should the king from his kingdom.

Thus, with his organs of sense under control, he shall keep away from hurting the women and property of others; avoid not only lustfulness, even in dream, but also falsehood, kautilya arthashastra in, and evil proclivities; and keep away from unrighteous and uneconomical transactions. Kautilya has recently been promoted to a semi-Machiavellian status. Apr 26, Rajan Raja rated it it was amazing. The text discusses marriage and consent laws in Books 3 and 4.

Return to Book Page. This popular view is not only simplistic but untrue.

A woman, hating her husband, cannot divorce her husband against his will. Past is a mixed bag. More recent scholarship presents a more nuanced reception for the text.

This is as thorough a manual in statecraft as can be found. Roger Boeschewho relied entirely on the translation by Kangle for his analysis of Arthashastra, [note 5] kautilya arthashastra in arthashxstra criticized an alternate translation by Rangarajan, [77] has called the Kautilya arthashastra in as “a great political book of the ancient world”.

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Book IV, Chapter A better guidebook has not hit the market yet. Just as Kautilya’s important qualifications to his advocacy of unethical methods is often ignored, so is the voluminous evidence in the Arthashastra of his emphasis on welfare, not only kautilya arthashastra in human beings but also of animals. It could still serve as a basic kautilya arthashastra in for kingship.