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DuringShamasastry published English translations of the text in installments, in journals Indian Antiquary and Mysore Review. The text discusses marriage and consent laws in Books 3 and 4.

Understand the opponent and seek to outwit him. Index of politics articles Politics by country Politics by subdivision Political economy Political history Political history of the world Political philosophy. Arthashastra states that forests be protected and recommends that the state treasury be used to feed animals such as horses and elephants that arthashstra too old for work, sick or injured.

In the presence of governance, the weak resists the strong.

The Arthashastra dedicates Topics 30 through 47 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 artyashastra are injured or too old, arthadhastra pasture land, [90] military preparedness [91] and intelligence gathering operations of the state.

The Arthashastra theories are similar with some and in contrast to other alternate theories on war and peace in the ancient Indian tradition.


Chanakya – author of the Arthashastra and the Neetishastra (Chanakya Niti) |

He shall also provide subsistence to helpless women when they are carrying and also to the children they give birth to”. The text has been translated and interpreted by Shamashastry, Kangle, Trautmann and many others. More recent scholarship presents a more nuanced reception for the text. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published.

The text was considered lost by colonial era scholars, until a manuscript was discovered in Your email address will not be published. Retrieved 23 October Washington State University Press. The Search for India’s Lost Emperor.

This page was last edited on 24 Decemberat Arthashastra is divided into 15 book titles, chapters and topics, as follows: When the degree of progress is the same in pursuing peace and waging war, peace chhanakya to be preferred.

Arthashastra and Chanakya Niti, also known as Chanakya Neeti-shastra. Kautilya and His ArthashastraLanham: The authorship and date of writing are unknown, and there is evidence that the surviving manuscripts are not original and have been modified in their history but were most likely completed in the available form between 2nd-century BCE to 3rd-century CE.

Kautilya, in the Arthashastra, suggests that the state must always be adequately fortified, its armed forces prepared and resourced to defend itself against acts of war.

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Then Sadgunya six forms of non-war pressure. Retrieved 18 October Chapter 9 of Book 1 suggests the king to maintain a council and a Purohit chaplain, spiritual guide for his personal counsel.

In Topic 19, chapter 2, the text suggests:. Kumud Mookerji states that the text may be a picture of actual conditions in Kautilya’s times.

Arthashastra and Chanakya Niti

Avoid War One can lose a war as easily as one can win. Essays in Honour of John F. The Arthashastra explores issues of social welfarethe collective ethics that hold a society together, advising the king that in times and in areas devastated by famine, epidemic and such acts of nature, or by war, he should initiate public projects such as creating irrigation waterways and building forts around major strategic holdings and towns and exempt taxes on those affected.


Chanakya was born in a Brahmin family. All means to win a war are appropriate in the Arthashastra, including assassination of enemy leaders, sowing discord in its leadership, engagement of covert men and women in the pursuit of military objectives and as weapons of war, deployment of accepted superstitions and propaganda to bolster one’s own troops or to demoralize enemy soldiers, as well as open nito by deploying kingdom’s armed forces.

Stylistic differences within some sections of the surviving manuscripts suggest that it ntii includes the work arthashstra several authors over the centuries. The text, states Sihag, is a treatise on how a state should pursue economic development and it emphasized “proper measurement of economic performance”, and “the role of ethics, considering ethical values as the glue which binds society and promotes economic development”.

Truly radical “Machiavellianism”, in the popular sense of that word, is classically expressed in Indian literature in the Arthashastra of Kautilya written long before the birth of Christ, ostensibly in the time of Chandragupta: The text also outlines the duties arthashaxtra a ruler.

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