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.

Author: Didal Faet
Country: Somalia
Language: English (Spanish)
Genre: Education
Published (Last): 27 October 2013
Pages: 128
PDF File Size: 1.83 Mb
ePub File Size: 6.11 Mb
ISBN: 899-8-71481-147-8
Downloads: 8898
Price: Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]
Uploader: Bralkree

Nomos – eLibrary | Kautilya’s Arthashastra: An Intellectual Portrait

In each concrete situation, the ruler must decide what the best way to deal with acute or potential opposition is. We can only roughly summarize his very detailed elaborations on legal matters.

Compromising state secrets can be rathashastra existential threat to the state and must be prevented at all costs. What do we know about the author of this Arthashastra? Other publications to his name are in Marathi: In his late seventies he did a translation of Homer’s Iliad into Marathi which is still awaiting publication.

The upayas are valid both for intra-state and for inter-state relations.

If the circumstances demand an instant decision, consulting Chapter In the shudra district, there are the workshops of simple crafts. Kautilya insists that the ruler must early on register the trend of the state factors and then must take appropriate measures to reverse the decline, advance from stagnation and consolidate arthashastrz rise of state factors: Historically, Weber argues, Brahmanism intellectually designed the caste order.

The Kautilyan army is divided into four services: Kangle’s scholarship brought him many admirers besides his students. It is not entirely limited to Sanskrit literature, and ancient Indian kaangle and philosophy. Planning and conducting operations against foreign states. Scientific education presupposes that the student has thirst for arfhashastra and desire to learn and that he is open to logical thinking and criticism.


The bystanders should be drawn into this staged political quarrel. Among these norms he distinguishes castespecific and general, caste-independent duties. There was no parochial sentiment in this though, for that would have been against his grain.

2. Autor und Entstehungszeit: die Argumentation R. P. Kangle’s

In ancient India, vast territories were still unsettled. For Kautilya, the war elephant is a strategic weapon system; a state without a suf- 7 Arthahsastra concept cluster saptanga: The reading the Arthashastra series archive.

The just and victorious king administers justice in accordance with Dharma established lawSanstha customary lawNyaya edicts, announced law and Vyavahara evidence, conduct. Between andR. From that, Stein concludes that the author of the Arthashastra could not possibly be identical with the political adviser of Chandragupta. In addition, the internal stability of the state is strengthened because landless shudra peasants become landowners — thus social tensions and potential political discontent are reduced.

In politics, practical experience is important, but it must always remain linked to science.

The Kautiliya Arthasastra Part 1

InShamashastry published the full text, in the original Sanskrit, in book form, and six years later his English translation of the Arthashastra followed. Thus, he does not engage in any comparative treatment of different forms of government, as Aristotle did.

That is why understanding is not merely a reproductive but always a productive activity as well […]. For, in war, there are disadvantages such as losses, expenses and absence from home.

Self-protection must always be first secured by the wise adviser; for the conduct of those serving a king has been described as if staying in a fire KA, V, 4, In contrast to mercantilism, which features a certain balance between the state and private economic actors, cameralism is characterized by the state or the state bureaucracy playing a dominating role with respect to private economic actors.


Rulership can be successfully carried out only with the help of associates.

R. P. Kangle (Kautilya: Arthashastra)

Kautilya agreeing with previous authors is rather the exception. Arthashastra is divided into 15 book titles, chapters and topics, as follows: Thus, Brahmanical thought is based on the recognition of ethical autonomy in accordance with the eigenvalue of the different areas of life.

In the Arthashastra, four categories of stationary agents are listed: In order to verify their loyalty and performance in office, merely collecting information about them is not enough.

Planning and conducting operations against foreign states Strategic planning requires, first, that the ruler has firm control over the situation in his own country, secondly, that sufficient and good intelligence about the situation in the adversary state is available, and thirdly, that there is substantial deliberation of the ruler and his advisers on the situation and the policy decisions to be derived from it: He had no kangoe for the high sounding euphemistic label as by scholarly achievement he arthashstra a true Brahmin himself.

Moreover, the problem here is not only one of philology and linguistics.

Author: admin