The arthaśāstra's exposition of state craft and intelligence gathering showed kautilya's remarkable acumen and his treatise as the high-water mark of in order to maintain law and order in a large empire like this, kautilya — chandragupta maurya's mentor and prime-minister— composed arthaśāstra. Professor roger boesche analyses this 2000 years standard operating procedure (sop) for hindu statecraft kautilya's arthasastra is thus a book of political realism, a book analyzing how the political world does work and not very often stating how it ought to work, a book that frequently discloses to a king what. Compared by many to italian statesman and writer niccolò machiavelli and by others to aristotle and plato, kautilya is alternately condemned for his ruthlessness and trickery and praised for his sound political wisdom and knowledge of human nature all authorities agree, however, that it was mainly because of kautilya that. Kautilya propounded that war is natural for a state he said that, power is strength and strength changes the mindseconomic power has helped shape statecraft this element of power is very flexible thi s aspect of the power is one which arthashastra concentrates on and has highlighted 'artha', the economics of the. Kautilya, a near-contemporary of aristotle and alexander the great, viewed intelligence as a central feature of statecraft while not yet employing the category 'intelligence', the concept of intelligence is very much present in kautilya's opus magnum arthashastra, which can be translated as 'textbook of statecraft and. This is the most remarkable survival of ancient india history was kautilya's arthshastra or treatise on statecraft,or, treatise of “indian polity” (gowen, 1929) since the translation by dr r shamasastry(modelski, 1964), it had been interpreted by many authors from far and wide to get hold of the essence of. The arthaśāstra (अर्थशास्त्र, arthashastra) is a sanskrit book written by kauṭilya in the 6th century: the arthaśāstra is a foundational sanskrit treatise dealing with subjects such as statecraft, economics politics and military tactics arthaśāstra as a general term also denotes a category of scientific literature, including. The arthashastra (iast: arthaśāstra) is an ancient indian treatise on statecraft, economic policy and military strategy, written in sanskrit likely to be the work of several authors over centuries, kautilya, also identified as vishnugupta and chanakya, is traditionally credited as the author of the text the latter was a scholar at.
Kautilya's arthashastra is an excellent treatise on statecraft, economic policy and military strategy it is said to have been written by kautilya, also known by the name chanakya or vishnugupta, the prime minister of india's first great emperor, chandragupta maurya in arthashastra, kautilya mixes the harsh. The arthashastra is an ancient indian treatise on statecraft, economic policy and military strategy, written in sanskrit it identifies its author by the names 'kauṭilya' and 'vishnugupta', both names that are traditionally identified with chanakya (c 350–283 bc), who was a scholar at takshashila and the teacher and guardian. Position—and otherwise concentrating on the conceptual content of the kautilya- arthashastra the arthashastra is not a historical-descriptive, but a theoretical and normative work on statecraft, which draws on the prior literature on statecraft in ancient india the 'kautilyan state' is an ideal-type construction—not an image of. Arthashastra of kautilya is a comprehensive treatise which gives the structure, group dynamics, systems and norms as well as strategies of statecraft this has definite managerial implications the arthashastra was composed after analyzing various works on statecraft by different masters and numerous dharmashastras to.
Arthasastra may be an epic with its name, but it is not it informs only about structure of ruling of a state tnramaswamy said, “the arthasastra is truly an anthology of political wisdom and theory and an art of statecraft, scattered in pre- kautilyan writings, streamlined and reinterpreted by kautilya in his. 171 machiavelli, a modern european avatar of kautilya the great had to abandon his attempt to conquer india kautilya was the mentor and counsellor of chandragupta he was not just a political operative, but also a theoretician kautilya's arthashastra is a well- structured treatise of statecraft containing 15 adhikaranas or. The mauryan era of ancient india gave the world a significant treatise, the arthashastra of kautilyait offers deep insights into political statecraft kautilya is known as the indian machiavelli because of his ruthless and shrewd tactics and policies reflecting an approach to statecraft including warfare nature of. The arthashastra (more precisely arthaśāstra) refers to a tradition of political statecraft that arose in india, which is epitomized by the treatise on rulership, economic policy and military strategy written by kautilya (c 350-283 bce) kautilya was a professor at taxila university and later the prime minister of.
The first is that the arthashastra neither is nor claims to be a theoretical work of political science or administrative manual and advice on policy making and execution that reflects not just kautilya's perspective but the collectivity of classical indian thought 6 second them was an inevitable part of statecraft 8 the relative. Heidelberg papers in south asian and comparative politics kauṭilya's arthaśāstra: a classic text of statecraft and an untapped political science resource by michael liebig working paper no 74 july 2014 issn: 1617-5069.
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Essentials of indian statecraft kautilya's arthasastra for contemporary readers [ t n ramaswamy] on amazoncom free shipping on the arthasastra is a plan for government, together with commentary and discussion of strengths, weaknesses, and other aspects of the character of leaders overall, it offers good. See tweets about #arthasastra on twitter see what people are saying and join the conversation. Silent war which is fought on a continued basis inside the kingdom so that the power of 3 page 15, roger boesche, “kautilya's arthashastra on war and diplomacy in ancient india” 4 ethics of responsibility was a type advocated by max weber in his lecture, “politics as an avocation” 5 page 22, roger. Fighting, and describes the camping of the army, its marching on a campaign, various modes of fighting, types of battle arrays and other related topics kautilya lived in a period of constant warfare and realised the importance of studying war as an important aspect of statecraft both major indian epics, the ramayana and the.
In contrast, kautilya seems to say very little about intelligence analysis, assessment and estimates which provide the basis of strategic planning and grand strategy—and arekey components of statecraft however, the central proposition of this article is that 'ideas' (or meanings) underlying these modern intelligence terms. Unlike many other writers in the polity, kautilya is unique indian political thinker who was both thinker and statesman the book is a masterpiece which covers a wide range of topics like statecraft, politics, strategy, selection and training of employees, leadership skills, legal systems, accounting systems,. Statecraft very clearly in his book called arthashastra 1 the mauryan empire w as larger than the later british india which expanded from the indian ocean to himalayas and upto to iran in the west after alexander left india, this was the most powerful kingdom in india and kautilya was minister who advised the king.