The Kautilya Arthasastra (Part II: Translation with Critical and Explanatory Notes)

By: R.P. Kangle

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The Kautiliya Arthasastra is the oldest and most exhaustive treatise on the governance and administration of a state. Starting with the bringing up and education of the young prince, it proceeds to the appintment of ministers and the organisation and functioning of various state departments, including the setting up of a secret service. It then sets forth a code of civil and criminal law. In the matter of foreign relations, it puts before the ruler the ideal of a vijigisu (would-be world conqueror) and discusses in great detail the various situations he may have to face in his dealings with foreign states, whether friendly or inimical, and points out how he should conduct himself in every case so as to achieve his goal. The present edition comprises three parts. Part II is a new English translation of the text; the critical and explanatory notes consider the various readings in the text as well as the different interpretations found in the commentaries or offered by modern scholars.Printed Pages: 534.

Title: The Kautilya Arthasastra (Part II: Translation with Critical and Explanatory Notes)

Author Name: R.P. Kangle

Categories: India, Economics,

Edition: Eighth Reprint

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Motilal Banarsidass Publishers Pvt. Ltd.: 2014

ISBN: 8120800400

ISBN 13: 9788120800403

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New

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Seller ID: 102541

Keywords: The Kautilya Arthasastra (Part II: Translation with Critical and Explanatory Notes) R.P. Kangle