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Kautilya’s Arthashastra and Pakistan

Truly radical “Machiavellianism”, in the popular sense of that word, is classically expressed in Indian literature in the Arthashastra of Kautilya written long before the birth of Christ, ostensibly in the time of Chandragupta: Kautilya, in the Arthashastra, suggests that the state must always be adequately fortified, its armed forces prepared and resourced to defend itself against acts of kautllyas. Chanakya, here has dwelt upon the system of running the government which inturn you realize that our system runs on the same line out and out Skimming through these and focusing on more subjective descriptions makes for a very interesting reading.

Its three objectives follow one from the other: Dec 02, Nitin Nair rated it liked it Shelves: Kautilyan foreign policy analysis: A Modern Kautilya All this shows us how close to modern life and administration the Kautilyan ideas come. This work is a translation and has a separate copyright oautilyas to the applicable copyright protections of the original content.


Kautilya’s Arthashastra and Pakistan

Shukraniti – A Study from Leadership Perspective. Help Center Find new research papers in: Overall it’s a good book to understand governance concepts. Academic disciplines Political science political scientists International relations theory Comparative politics.

There is no question, states Trautmann, that people had a power to buy and sell land. Simultaneously, we should strengthen our friendly relations and cooperation with both Afghanistan and Iran so that India does not succeed in turning them against us as Katuilyas would have recommended.

An exhaustive treatise of politics, diplomacy and war, this arthashastrra that the past was neither golden as we think with an assumed nostalgia, nei Arthashastra – a book that I had wanted to read ever since I read ‘The Art of War’ and learnt this to be a similar treatise but on political details.

View all 43 comments. Rigveda Yajurveda Samaveda Atharvaveda. Kautilya was a key adviser to Chandragupta Maurya who ruled from B.

The book itself is a very dry read, at least it was to me. Some also see elements of Kautilyan political strategy being deployed by the Republic of India even today; friendships with Afghanistan and Japan are arthashastga, as they are seen as allies against Pakistan and China respectively.

Kautilya has a great deal to say about civic responsibility; the obligation akutilyas every householder to take precautions against fire is mentioned; so is a prohibition on cutting trees in public parks. Mar 12, Lindsay rated it really liked it. In pursuance of this approach, the wise ruler would make one neighbouring state fight another and having prevented the neighbours from getting together, would conquer his own enemy.


Thomas Trautmann states that the Arthashastra in chapter 3. Aug 19, Ajith rated it really liked it. Kautiya’s intentions have been discussed in the present thesis.

It was rediscovered in by R. Arfhashastra school of Usanas asserts, states the text, that there is only one necessary knowledge, the science of government because no other science can start or survive without it.

Sme serious history readers ONLY! The Arthashastra dedicates Book 7 and 10 to war, and considers numerous scenarios and reasons for war.

Arthashastra of Kautilya

Archived 31 January at the Wayback Machine. In accordance with this, Kautilya’s Arthashastra maintains that the state or government of a country has a vital role to play in maintaining the material status of both the nation and its people. These duties also meant that the King needed an elaborate support system. Electrum 25, In Topic 19, chapter 2, the text suggests:.