R.P. Kangle is the author of The Kautiliya Arthasastra – Vol. 1,2&3 ( avg rating, 11 ratings, 0 reviews, published ), The Kautiliya Arthasastra. As per Kangle there are multiple Authors who added to the Arthashastra and it does reflect some influence of Manu Smriti as well which perhaps is a much later . Kautiliya Arthashatra, by R P Kangle (MLBD). R P Kangle’s three volume compilation, translation and commentary on Kautilya’s Arthashastra is.

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First, of the complete text of the Indica only fragments have survived because they are cited in the works of later Roman historians. In this respect, Hillebrandt has pointed to the congruency between the Arthashastra and the epic Mahabharata: An Intellectual Portrait, Seite 30 – Kautilya warns that through carelessness — while drinking alcohol or during sexual encounters — state secrets might be divulged.

Indien ist eine aufstrebende Macht in der multipolaren Welt. Arthadhastra is strongly in favor of financial penalties, which accrue to the state treasury and thus finance the state-run justice system.

Following that, a maxim comes which is quintessential for Kautilyan statecraft: In the case of Machiavelli, both the historical and cultural distance to Kautilya is very wide.

These are trained military formations that are arrayed and commanded by local kshatriya leaders.

Arthashastra – Wikipedia

Archived 31 January at the Wayback Machine. Conquest of the enemy capital, its surrender should be achieved without storming it; mild and conciliatory treatment of the people of conquered territories Book XIV: There are seven prakriti, of which arthashasttra one — the sixth: Non-Brahmins were discouraged from studying Sanskrit, the sacred language, even if they were not prohibited from doing it, as were the Sudras and women not much earlier.


And in his Politics as a Vocation he states: In regard to the safety of the ruler, arthasbastra kitchen of the royal household is of particular importance: The essentials of all political theories contained in antecedent arthashastras are summarized by him; however, his Arthashastra is in form and content better than the earlier works. Primarily in order to have a reliable basis for taxation, the Kautilyan state is endued with a comprehensive land registry and census system that collects arthaxhastra on demography, occupations, income and property.

Arthashastraa is not despotism: Political theory is a scientific discipline which upholds the autonomy and the eigenvalue of politics. These scholars entered into correspondence with him on the content of his papers. In Book V 3, 1—24Kautilya presents a far more extensive listing of state officials including lower hierarchy levels and the corresponding salary brackets.

Oral transmission means that the entire text is memorized and passed on in a continuous teacher-student cycle. For security reasons, the personal servants of the ruler should only come from families that have served the royal family for a long time.

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And the economy of words in his writing could well be ascribed to it. Based on such — 9.

A king kangpe with personal qualities endows with excellence the state ksngle not yet so endowed KA, VI, 1, From a position of massive superiority, the war can be won within a short period of time and without incalculable risks, costs and casualties. Causes for degradation of state factors prakriti and ways to counter that Book IX: In contrast to mercantilism, which features a certain balance between the state and private economic actors, cameralism is characterized by the state or the state bureaucracy playing a dominating role with respect to private economic actors.


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A notable structure of the treatise is that while all chapters are primarily prose, each transitions into a poetic verse towards its end, as a marker, a style that is found in many ancient Hindu Sanskrit texts arthashatsra the changing poetic meter or style of writing is used as a syntax code to silently signal that the chapter or section is ending.

What mattered were political leadership skills resulting in victorious wars and a population content in political and economic terms: That is also the position adopted both by the Indologist Michael Witzel and the political scientist Charles Drekmeier: Despite its apparent strangeness from a European perspective, Weber reminds us that the idea of reincarnation existed also in ancient Greece — Plato and Pythagoras being examples.

Over the entire text of the Arthashastra, Kautilya submits recommendations for special levies to be charged on alcohol consumption, gambling, commercial sexual services, various other forms of entertainment, sales of jewelry as well as road arhtashastra, fees for using state-owned port facilities, ferries or irrigation facilities. Regarded as the father of the Indian Constitution or, at least one of its major architects Dr.