कौटल्यास अर्थशास्त्र

Kautaliya’s Arthashastra


SKU field_64eda13e688c9 Category puneet.trehan
Subject : Politics
Edition : 2019
Publishing Year : 2019
SKU # : #N/A
ISBN : 9788171106417 9788171106431
Packing : Hard Cover
Pages : 1452
Dimensions : 14X22X8
Weight : 1353
Binding : Hard Cover
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The Kautilya-Arthaśāstra, of which Mr. Śāmāśāstri gives us here his translation, is a work of exceptional interest and value. In the first place, it ascribes itself in unmistakable terms to the famous Brahmin Kautilya, also named Vişnugupta and known from other sources by the patronymic Căņakya who tradition tells us, overthrew the last king of the Nanda dynasty, and placed the great Maurya Candragupta on the throne: thus, the two verses with which the work ends recite that it was written by Vişnugupta, who from intolerance of misrule rescued the scriptures, the science of weapons, and the earth which had passed to Nanda King and that he wrote it because he had seen many discrepancies on the part of previous commentators; and, in conformity with a common practice of Indian writers the name Kautilya figures constantly through the book, especially in places where the author lays down his own views as differing from which he cites. The work accordingly claims to date from the period 321-296 B.C.: and its archaic style is well in agreement with the claim. Secondly, as regard its nature and value, Kautilya is renowned, not only as a kingmaker, but also for being the greatest Indian exponent of the art of government, the duties of kings, ministers and officials, and the methods of diplomacy. That a work dealing with such matters was written by him is testified to by various more or less early Indian writers, who have given quotations from it. But the work itself remained hidden from modern eyes until it was found in the text of which this is the translation.

Weight 6415688 g


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