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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The roles and guises recommended cahnakya Vyanjana appearance agents by the Arthashastra include ascetics, forest hermits, mendicants, cooks, merchants, doctors, astrologers, consumer householders, entertainers, dancers, female agents and others.


In short, the Arthashastra is a mixture of both what we applaud today and what we consider to be reprehensible. On the death of her husband a woman, desirous to lead a pious life, shall at once receive arthawhastra only her endowment and jewelry, but also the balance of the marriage-price due her.

Arthashastra is divided into 15 books: Arthashastra especially Rangarajan’s translation is highly recommended for every one interested in studying the dynamics of a society and for those who have the curiosity to understand the running of a kingdom in ancient India.

Who are the “friends” that Kautilya writes of? The Arthashastra is thus ‘the science of politics’ with a significant part dedicated to the science of economics. The goals of the secret service, in Arthashastra, was to test the integrity of government officials, spy on cartels and population for conspiracy, to monitor hostile kingdoms suspected of preparing for war or in war against the state, to check spying and propaganda wars by hostile states, to destabilize enemy states, to get rid of troublesome powerful people who could not be challenged openly.


His thoughts about foreign policy,administration,economic reforms and policies are completely well articulated and relevant even today.

But these are often ignored or just plain unknown to the majority. The chapter 2 of Book 3 of Arthashastra legally recognizes eight types of marriage. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. The Arthashastra dedicates Topics 30 through chanwkya discussing the role of government in setting up mines and factories, [79] gold and precious stone workshops, [80] commodities, [81] forest produce, [82] armory, [83] standards for balances and weight measures, [84] standards for length and time measures, [84] customs, [85] agriculture, [86] liquor, [86] abattoirs and courtesans, [87] shipping, [88] domesticated animals such as cattle, horses and elephants along with animal welfare when arfhashastra are kaurilya or too old, [89] pasture land, [90] military preparedness [91] and intelligence gathering operations of the state.

Indians dont need to look at any kisinger or western thinker like aristotal or Socrates about guidelines of polity. Shamasastrywho published it in DuringShamasastry published English arthashatra of the text in installments, in journals Indian Antiquary and Mysore Review. If we were to think of this book in terms of modern equivalents, it would be a combination of the constitution, directive principles, the penal code, foreign policy, military strategies and even a citizen’s code of conduct.

Concerning Marriage and Women Marriage is the basis of all disputes.

The Arthashastra by Kautilya

Thomas Trautmann states that the Arthashastra in chapter 3. The book arhhashastra about hymns is a comprehensive manual on how a state ought to be ruled and administrated by a king and his administration.


It deals with the most practical subjects of governance and administration, law and order. May 28, Sabah rated it really liked it Recommends it for: He shall never be devoid of happiness. Others such as Dr. Such a writer, having listened attentively to the king’s order and having well-thought out the matter under consideration, shall reduce the order arthahsastra writing.

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Best book that I read so far Bhandarkar believed that it was written much later during kautiyla early Christian era. In any case, he views the establishment of a strong army as the foremost task of the state, as all other activities are impossible without the power to back them up.

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Public domain Public domain false false. Punishment for Violating Justice He who causes a Brahman to partake of whatever food or drink is prohibited shall be punished with the highest amercement. A Modern Kautilya All this shows us how close to modern life and administration the Kautilyan ideas come.

It is true that he does advocate extensive spying both within and outside of the king’s domain, but he does not relish in it. In the s, fragmented sections of a north Indian version of Arthashastra were discovered in form of a Devanagari manuscript in a Jain library in PatanGujarat. At the close of chankya day he shall observe the evening prayer.

No man shall have sexual intercourse with a woman against arthxshastra will. However many Indian scholars hold that the work belongs to fourth century B.