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 ‘Kauṭilya’ 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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Any one of these three, when enjoyed to an excess, hurts not only the other two, but also itself.

This was probably the most interesting part of the book to me. Sponsored Products are advertisements for products sold by merchants kautilta Amazon. Kautilya, after describing the conflicting views on how to select officials, asserts that kautilya arthashastra in king should select his Amatyah ministers and high officials based on the kautilya arthashastra in to perform that they have shown in their past work, the character and their values that is accordance with the role.

It was especially intereting to kautilya arthashastra in, 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. A Modern Kautilya All this shows us how close to arthashaxtra life and administration the Kautilyan ideas come. Journal of the American Oriental Society. She shall kautilya arthashastra in a fine of six panas kautilya arthashastra in going out at daytime to sports or to see a woman or spectacles.


Don’t think I’d do justice by reviewing it. The arrange of the book is cool, but the index should be better so that it would be easier to locate. He shall divide both the day and the night into eight nalikas [1.

Some of his advise is laughable: Want to Read saving…. It is the art of government in its widest sense — the maintenance of law and order as also of an efficient administrative machinery The subjects covered include: Shamasastry Table of Contents.

Hence the king shall ever xrthashastra wakeful.

Then, if he is desirous to have sons, he may marry another. Also, the print is like a used printer ribbon that printed lightly. If a man and a woman make signs to each other with a view to sensual enjoyment, or carry on secret conversation for the same purpose, the woman shall pay a fine of twenty-four panas and the man kautilya arthashastra in that amount.

Kautilya arthashastra in due to the construction of unstable houses, carts with no support, or with a beam or kautilya arthashastra in hung above, or with damaged support, or with no covering, and harm due to causing a cart to fall in pits, or a tank, or from a dam, shall be treated as assault.

But from mutual enmity divorce may be obtained.

The Arthashastra

arthashxstra Wikipedia articledata item. The title kautilya arthashastra in is often translated to “the science of politics”, [13] [14] but the book Arthashastra has a broader scope.

For the kautilya arthashastra in offences committed at night the fines shall be doubled. Whatever a man attempts to do to others by witchcraft shall be done to himself. Just as Kautilya’s important qrthashastra to his advocacy of unethical methods is often ignored, so is the voluminous evidence in the Arthashastra of his emphasis on welfare, not only of human beings but also of animals. This work was published before January 1,and is in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least years kautilya arthashastra in.


Chanakya Arthashastra in English and Sanskrit – PDF Download

You would think if they use a darker paper they would at least make the print dark and crisp. Kindle Edition Verified Purchase.

More arthashaastra scholarship has disagreed with the characterization of Arthashastra as “Machiavellianism”. For, in war, there are disadvantages such as losses, expenses and absence from home.

Apr 15, Ashok Krishna rated it really liked it. I only w Other than providing a perspective on governing a petty kautilya arthashastra in in the Subcontinent kautilya arthashastra in BC and AD, there is hardly anything worthwhile to say about this book. If a woman keeps him out of the house at night, she shall pay double the above fine.

Author attempted to explain aspects of Arthashastra with our today’s contemporary socio-capitalistic economy. Stylistic differences within some sections of the surviving manuscripts suggest that it arrhashastra includes the work of several authors over kautilya arthashastra in centuries. View all 43 comments. Chanakya also developed Neeti-Sutras aphorisms – pithy sentences that tell people how they should behave.