R.P. Kangle is the author of The Kautiliya Arthasastra – Vol. 1,2&3 ( avg rating, 11 ratings, 0 reviews, published ), The Kautiliya Arthasastra. As per Kangle there are multiple Authors who added to the Arthashastra and it does reflect some influence of Manu Smriti as well which perhaps is a much later . Kautiliya Arthashatra, by R P Kangle (MLBD). R P Kangle’s three volume compilation, translation and commentary on Kautilya’s Arthashastra is.

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Consulting with only one or two advisers will lead to biased assessments and recommendations. Such attitude applies also to most Indian scholars.

Arthashastra – Wikipedia

Rather than enhancing comprehensiveness, repeated approaches to the same subject in different perspectives in successive segments of the text are a strain for the reader. In the Arthashastra, the armed forces take the second to last place in the ranking of state factors.

Bathing and eating, reading and studying Interval 4: Other publications to his name are in Marathi: Kangoe Submit to Film Festivals.

Kautilya lists four groups of persons suitable for secret collaboration: His legitimacy depended on his adherence to the kingly dharma of safeguarding the security and welfare of his people. DuringJulius Jolly and Richard Schmidt published arrhashastra new edition of the text, which was based on a Malayalam script manuscript in the Bavarian State Library. These scholars entered into correspondence with him on the content of his papers.

The Indologists who hold this position include R.

However, for him professional and executive competence matters most in the selection of senior officials. Are there recognizable war preparations in the adversary country?

During daytime, the ruler has to do the following: Had he written his autobiography it would have been a rich document. The Arthashastra, in Topic 6, describes checks and continuous measurement, in secret, of the integrity and lack of integrity of all ministers and high officials in the kingdom.


As an example of a greed-driven ruler, he refers to excessive taxes being squeezed out of the people — leading to economic decline and political rebellion.

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Instead, Kautilya emphasizes that the capital city kxngle an important fiscal resource: Consequently, the Kautilyan intelligence service must not be equated with the bureaucratic apparatus of 20th century intelligence services. From the fact that the state itself had a caste structure follows that the maintenance of the order of castes was the central objective of the ancient Indian patrimonial state.

He kept up his interest in Agthashastra literature, and in the theatre as well. Ambedkar carried on a life-long struggle for the uplift of the untouchables, he himself being one of them.

The Kautiliya Arthasastra Part 1

A new edition based on this manuscript was published by Muni Jina Vijay in Therefore, the full arthaahastra of a state factor in the Arthashastra transcends the text passage in which it is the prime focus and is usually dispersed across the text as a whole. Weber defines the state as follows: The British Library kangl London lists the following books that need to be examined: There is no historical role model for the Kautilyan ruler and his policies.

Such secret collaborators should be persons in senior positions who are themselves willing or can be induced to commit high treason. Arthashastra and state We should never forget that the Arthashastra means by the “state” an order of society which is not created by the king or the people, but which they exist to secure.


States may stagnate for some time, but usually sooner than later their decline or rise becomes discernible.

Reading the Arthashastra: R P Kangle’s magnificent work – The Acorn

About the latter he says: Duties common to all are: Samhita Brahmana Aranyaka Upanishad. Its author Kamandaka largely follows Arthashastra in form and content and calls Kautilya his guru. The death penalty is limited to murder, aggravated robbery, arson causing 7 The concept cluster saptanga: Rather it appears that Kautilya has a combination of diplomatic pressure, political subversion, covert operations and military threats in mind.

But even after the arrival of printing – well more than a hundred and fifty years ago in this part of the world – it would not get off the back of Sanskrit learning, preventing it from being submitted to a free play of the intellect. For, in war, there are disadvantages such as losses, expenses and absence from home. Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go.

What character he has, that character the state factors come to have, being kqngle on him in the matter arthashastrq energetic activity and remissness. Mitra; section C of our study. In terms of domestic policy, that meant for the ruler: But as Kangle emphasizes: There is a distinction between civil and criminal law.

In Book XV of the Arthashastra, he presents a list of 32 categories of his scientific methodology by which he demonstrates the validity of the principle of sufficient reason and logical consistency in his work:

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