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Arthashastra

Arthashastra

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Ancient Recipe for managing the affairs of the state....
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 A TH A SH A ST A  
BC H A N A K I A K A U T I L I A 
 
 A TH A SH A ST A 
 
By:
 
Chanakia
 
Kautilia
 
2
 
Compilation:
 
Saeed
 
Ahmad
 
|
 
saeedahmad63@gmail.com
 
|
 
92_300_8080
 
595
 
Kautilya's Arthashastra is an excellent treatiseon statecraft, economic policy and militarystrategy. it is said to have been written byKautilya, also known by the name Chanakya orVishnugupta, the prime minister of India's firstgreat emperor, Chandragupta Maurya.In Arthashastra, Kautilya mixes the harshpragmatism for which he is famed withcompassion for the poor, for slaves, and forwomen. He reveals the imagination of aromancer in imagining all manner of scenarioswhich can hardly have been commonplace in reallife.Centrally, Artha
śā
stra argues for an autocracymanaging an efficient and solid economy. Itdiscusses the ethics of economics and the dutiesand obligations of a king. The scope ofArtha
śā
stra is, however, far wider thanstatecraft, and it offers an outline of the entirelegal and bureaucratic framework foradministering a kingdom, with a wealth ofdescriptive cultural detail on topics such asmineralogy, mining and metals, agriculture,animal husbandry and medicine. TheArtha
śā
stra also focuses on issues of welfare (forinstance, redistribution of wealth during afamine) and the collective ethics that hold asociety together.
 
 A TH A SH A ST A 
 
By:
 
Chanakia
 
Kautilia
 
3
 
Compilation:
 
Saeed
 
Ahmad
 
|
 
saeedahmad63@gmail.com
 
|
 
92_300_8080
 
595
 
CONTENTS
BOOK I
CHAPTER I & II. THE LIFE OF A KING & THE END OF SCIENCES.CHAPTER III. THE END OF SCIENCES.CHAPTER IV. THE END OF SCIENCES.CHAPTER V. ASSOCIATION WITH THE AGED.CHAPTER VI. RESTRAINT OF THE ORGANS OF SENSE.CHAPTER VII. RESTRAINT OF THE ORGANS OF SENSE.CHAPTER VIII. CREATION OF MINISTERS.CHAPTER IX THE CREATION OF COUNCILLORS AND PRIESTS.CHAPTER X. ASCERTAINING BY TEMPTATIONS PURITY OR IMPURITY IN THECHARACTER OF MINISTERS.CHAPTER XI. THE INSTITUTION OF SPIES.CHAPTER XII. INSTITUTION OF SPIES.CHAPTER XIII. PROTECTION OF PARTIES FOR OR AGAINST ONE'S OWN CAUSEIN ONE'S OWN STATE.CHAPTER XIV. WINNING OVER FACTIONS FOR OR AGAINST AN ENEMY'S CAUSEIN AN ENEMY'S STATE.CHAPTER XV. THE BUSINESS OF COUNCIL MEETING.CHAPTER XVI. THE MISSION OF ENVOYS.CHAPTER XVII. PROTECTION OF PRINCES.CHAPTER XVIII. THE CONDUCT OF A PRINCE KEPT UNDER RESTRAINT AND THETREATMENT OF A RESTRAINED PRINCE.CHAPTER XIX. THE DUTIES OF A KING.CHAPTER XX. DUTY TOWARDS THE HAREM.CHAPTER XXI. PERSONAL SAFETY.
BOOK II

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