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Kautilya, also known as Chanakya, was believed to be the chief minister in the He is considered the author of the Arthashastra, meaning a texts on wealth. अर्थशास्त्र, हिंदी, संस्कृत, नीति, ramavatar vidyabhashkar, chanakya, kautilya, chandragupta maurya, india, bharat, arth shastra, hindi, neeti, . Read Kautilya’s Arthashastra book reviews & author details and more at Amazon. in. The dissertation was written in Sanskrit by Chanakya, the teacher to the.

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The Arthashastra by Kautilya

Chanakya is regarded as a great thinker and diplomat in India. We do not accept donations. When in his court he shall never cause his petitioners to wait at the door, for when a king makes himself inaccessible to his people and entrusts his work to his immediate officers, he may be sure to engender confusion in business, and to cause thereby public disaffection, and himself a prey to his enemies.

Chandragupta was born to this lady.

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. Meanwhile, Kautilya does not advocate for the Mauryan Empire of which he was part to expand out of South Asia.

If both of them are dead, the virgin herself shall receive it. The book addresses such wide topics as resource management, the formation of a civil service, espionage, and the writing of treaties.

Retrieved 17 March He may enjoy in an equal degree the three pursuits of life: In trying to understand Kautilya ‘s analysis, we have to keep in mind the fact that in the Kautilyan view, the king encapsulates all the constituents of a state, he has expounded the theory in terms of the king – any king.

Kangle published a critical edition of the text, based on all the available manuscripts. After seeing this, Chandragupta appointed the Jain monks as his spiritual counsellors. According to this version, the king Nanda once removed Chanakya from the “first seat of the kingdom” this possibly refers to Chanakya’s expulsion from the shastrz assembly.


Archived from the original on 12 October He who defiles a virgin of equal caste before she has reached her majority shall have his hand cut off or pay a fine of panas; if the virgin dies in consequence, the offender shall be put to death. Harm due to the construction of unstable houses, carts with no support, or with a beam or weapon 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.

As the soldier removed his armour to jump into the lake, Chanakya took his sword and killed him. It was rediscovered in by R. Whoever burns or carries away the corpses of the above shaatra shall meet with similar punishment. He does prescribe the conservation of natural resources katuilya as forests and wild animals, which is a very astute remark for chanaiya, years ago.

However, please do not copy information from the website and then chhanakya us that you were trying to give us publicity. Crime and punishment It is power and power alone which, only when exercised by the king with impartiality and in proportion to guilt either over his son or his enemy, maintains both this world and the next. Mudrarakshasa “The signet ring of Rakshasa” is a Sanskrit play by Vishakhadatta. Soon, the kingdom was free of insurgents. Chanakya assisted the first Mauryan whastra Chandragupta in his rise to power.

Popularly known as Chanakya, he is maligned and often ridiculed chanakyz a teacher of unethical, not shastrz say immoral, practices and as an advocate of the theory that ‘the ends justify the means.

As chanakta result, Chanakya, who had grown very old by this time, retired and decided to starve himself to death. Of these four in order, the later is superior to the one previously named. Ten panas per month prevails among forests. The Life of a Holy King Hence by overthrowing the aggregate of the six enemies [lust, anger, greed, vanity, haughtiness, and overjoy], he shall restrain the organs of sense; acquire wisdom by keeping company with the aged; see through his spies; establish safety and security by being ever active; maintain his subjects in the observance of their respective duties by exercising authority; keep up his personal discipline by receiving lessons in the sciences; and endear himself to the people by bringing them in contact with wealth and doing good to them.


Kautilja we can see how The Arthashastra was bound to be an elaborate manual that dealt with every minute aspect of administration and daily life. The baby, who had been touched by a drop ” bindu ” of the poison, was named Bindusara. So, he started searching for a person worthy of being a king. Violation of this rule shall be punished with a fine of 54 panas. An shwstra Malayaketu summoned Rakshasa, who arrived wearing Parvata’s jewels that Chanakya’s agent had sold him.

Roger Boeschewho relied entirely on the translation by Kangle for his analysis of Arthashastra, [note 6] and who criticized an alternate translation by Rangarajan, [76] has called the Shaastra as “a great political book of the ancient world”. Out of fear for ksutilya own destruction, he should avoid unripe ones, which give rise to revolts. When a person supplies murderers or thieves with food, dress, any requisites, fire, information, any plan, or assistance in any way, he shall be punished with the highest amercement.

Chanakya knew that he was prophesied to become a power behind the throne. The Arthashastra is a through discussion on the science of living, along with being a valuable historical document on the conduct of administration. The Procedure of Forming Royal Writs Teachers say that the word sasana “command”is applicable jautilya to royal writs.

The Arthashastra

A woman who hates her husband, who has passed cuanakya period of seven turns of her menses, and who loves another, shall immediately return to her husband both the endowment and jewelry she has received from him, and allow him to lie down with another woman. Some of his advise is laughable: Thanks for telling us about the problem.

How do you assure its fall?