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The Arthashastra
The Arthashastra

The Arthashastra

by Kautilya

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Language

English

Publisher

Penguin

ISBN

0140446036 - Year: 1992 - Pages: 868

Binding

Paperback

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Author: Kautilya
Publisher: Penguin
Year: 1992
Language: English
Pages: 868
ISBN/UPC (if available): 0140446036

Description

An extraordinary detailed manual on state craft and the science of living by one of classical India's greatest minds. Kautilya, also known as Chanakya, wrote the Arthashastra not later than 150 AD. The text contains fifteen books covering numerous topics. Artha, literally wealth, is one of four supreme aims prescribed by Hindu tradition. However, it has a much wider significance and the material well-being of individuals is just a part of it. A significant part of the Arthashastra has to do with the science of economics. This book has been edited, rearranged and translated by L.N. Rangarajan.

Contents

Introduction
The Kautilyan State and Society

PART ONE
Introductory Sections

PART TWO
The State and Its Constituent Elements

PART THREE
The King

PART FOUR
The Well-organized State

PART FIVE
Treasury, Sources of Revenue, Accounts and Audit

PART SIX
Civil Service Regulations

PART SEVEN
The Departments of the Government

PART EIGHT
Law and Justice

PART NINE
Covert Operations

PART TEN
Foreign Policy

PART ELEVEN
Defence and War

Notes
Appendices
List of Maps, Charts and Figures
Index of verses
Index

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