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60 Free Essays on Kautilya The Indian Machiavelli

  1. Chankya

    found in Nehru’s words in the Discovery of India. Chanakya has been called the Indian Machiavelli and to some extent the comparison is justified. A picture of him emerges from an old Indian (Sanskrit) play Mudra Rakshasa (Rakshasa’s Ring) which deals with this period. Simple and austere in life...

  2. Kautilya and Machavelli

    husbandry, forestry, the textile industry, and even distillery operations, not to speak of sundry minor trades and occupations. TheArthaśāstra also throws light on some special characteristics that distinguish Kautilya from other Indian statesmen and writers on polity. In the first place, he had a very...

  3. The Ultimate Pragmatist: Kautilya’s Philosophy on Smart Power in National Security

    The Ultimate Pragmatist: Kautilya’s Philosophy on SMART Power in National Security Abstract The Arthashastra is a treatise of political advice to the king, written by the Indian philosopher, Kautilya, in the 4th century B.C.E. Kautilya’s pragmatism is reflected in policy advice on how to...

  4. Kautilyas Theory

    Write an essay on Kautilyas theory of state? Abstract: Kautilya was the key adviser to the Indian king Chandragupta Maurya (c. 317-293 B.C.E.), who first united the Indian subcontinent in empire. Written about 300 B.C.E., Kautilya'sArthasastra was a science of politics intended to teach a wise...

  5. Essays

    : Life and works; Social Contract Theory; Sovereignty; Natural Rights; Theory of Consent, Right to rebel. (10) PS 8: INDIAN ADMINISTRATION Course Rationale: This course would enable students to understand and analyse the structural and organizational framework of the Indian...

  6. The Devil's Morals: Ethics in Machiavelli's the Prince

    Niccolo Machiavelli (1469-1527) was an Italian statesman and political philosopher. He was employed on diplomatic missions as defence secretary of the Florentine republic, and was tortured when the Medici returned to power in 1512. When he retired from public life he wrote his most famous work, The...

  7. How Realistic Is the Realist Tradition?

    to ruin” emphasising therefore the importance of power for states. Finally, Kautilya also pays particular attention to power in his book Arthasastra, understanding it as the ability ‘to control not only outward behavior, but also the thoughts of one's subjects and enemies’ (Boesche, 2003). He...

  8. Socialism

    . * Niccolò Machiavelli The Prince, trans. Peter Bondanella, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2008. Reading Assignments: Please complete the assigned readings before class. In order to get the most out of each lecture, it is essential that you have read the assigned materials...

  9. Chanakya

    interpreted for the correct understanding and use. The given name of the Author of Canakya- Sutra is “Visugupta”; but he was known as Canakya, being the son of Canak. Later he came to be also known as Kautilya, meaning the one who advocates “Kutilniti”. Western schools have compared him with...

  10. Ancient Technology

    here under great scholars including Kautilya, Panini, Jivaka, and Vishnu Sharma. Ancient India was also at the forefront of seafaring technology which is a panel found at Mohenjodaro, depicts a sailing craft. Ship construction is vividly described in the Yukti Kalpa Taru, an ancient Indian text on...

  11. Arthashastra - Paper

    Arthashastra One of the oldest management books available to the world is Arthashastra, the treatise on Economic Administration was written by Kautilya in the 4th century before Christ. It consists of 15 chapters, 380 Shlokas and 4968 Sutras. It is essentially on the art of governance and has an...

  12. History of Management

    Development Of Management – India Chanakya (370-283 BC) Kautilya, also known as Chanakya, is India's most illustrious political economist of all time. He regarded economic activity as the driving force behind the functioning of any political dispensation. In fact, he went to the extent of...

  13. A Pragmatic and Practical Realist

    Niccolo Machiavelli was a political scientist who was truly ahead of his time. As I am sure that he had read all of the great philosophers before him, in contrast to Aristotle, he was a pragmatic and practical realist. Whereas I found Aristotle to be more of an idealist who wished the world would...

  14. Paper

      7.  Report of Administrative Reforms Commission on Personnel Administration M.A. PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION  SEMESTER ­ III  (From the academic year 2003 – 2004)  PAPER ­ III: INDIAN ADMINISTRATION  Unit   I: a).  The legacy of Indian Administration ­ Evolution ­ Kautilya ­ Moghal  period ­ British...

  15. The Prince: Political and Military Strategies

    Niccolo Machiavelli’s The Prince By: Nicholas Sargent AP European History Coach Lyda October 13, 2005 Machiavelli’s The Prince is a comprehensive guide to explain political and military strategies to help a ruler gain or maintain power. Machiavelli separates his masterpiece into four basic...

  16. Theories Expressed in the Prince

    views expressed by Machiavelli, in the prince seem extreme; although he spent his whole life in Florence, Italy; during a time of extreme political conflict. The book was written as a guide for a prince inept on keeping his power; only sometimes as a guide for maintaining principalities. The purpose was...

  17. Corruption in India

    Corruption in India Corruption is not a new phenomenon in India. It has been prevalent in society since ancient times. History reveals that it was present even in the Mauryan period. Great scholar Kautilya mentions...

  18. Guidelines for Value Based Management in Kautilya's Arthashastra

    Read 2: Guidelines for Value Based Management in Kautilya's Arthashastra N. Siva Kumar & U. S. Rao My objective of choosing this reading was to understand the historical evolution of business ethics in India. Business has been a part of Indian landscape since thousands of years, I wanted to...

  19. Arthashatra

    over the whole of northern India. The name of Kautilya or Chanakya in India symbolizes diplomacy and statesmanship. Kautilya is often compared with Machiavelli (1459-1527), whose name is considered to be synonymous in the West with political realism. Kautilya's Arthashastra Book II: The Duties...

  20. political science

    , V. R. (1992) ‘The Pragmatic Vision: Kautilya and His Successor’, in Foundations of Indian Political Thought. Delhi: Manohar, pp. 88- 109. Kangle, R. P. (1997) Arthashastra of Kautilya-Part-III: A Study. Delhi: Motilal Banarsidass, rpt. pp. 116- 142. Further Readings Spellman, John W. (1964...

  21. management

    Kautilya: The world’s first management guru and strategist Dr. Sharda Nandram Amsterdam, Sept 2010: Averaging a growth rate of 6% a year since 1991, India has become one of the “hottest” growth stories of the world. Blessed with an educated, entrepreneurial work force, and a population with a...

  22. Machiavellianism

    past and the world beyond the narrow confines of medieval theology” (Gifford). Niccolo Machiavelli was amongst those artists. An examination of Machiavelli’s influence on the Renaissance era through his life, his famous book Il Principe (The Prince), and the world of Machiavellianism reveals principles...

  23. gitanjali 18

    characteristics – Anarchism: an outline. 4. Varieties of non-Marxist socialism: Fabianism, Syndicalism, Guild Socialism, German Revisionism. PAPER VI: INDIAN POLITICAL THOUGHT AND MOVEMENT 100 Marks Unit I 1. Features of ancient Indian political ideas: an overview – Kautilya: Saptanga theory...

  24. Saarc: a Study in India, S Role

    on the points and issues and reconstructs the science of politics. In terms of early Indian political thought, Arthasastra by Kautilya gives a more detailed picture of statecraft. Scholars are of the opinion that Arthasastra is not the work of one Kautilya and the date of Kautilya is a matter of...

  25. Economic Ideas of Kautilya

    of the fire and maintenance of sanitary arrangements. Conclusion: Kautilya, the great Indian philosopher and statesmen, in writing his epic treatise on the art of good government, the Arthashastra, enunciated classified vies on international trade, principles of taxation, and a labour...

  26. Chanakya

    played an important role in the establishment of the Maurya Empire, which was the first empire in archaeologically recorded history to rule most of the Indian subcontinent. Chanakya served as the chief advisor to both Chandragupta and his son Bindusara. Chanakya is traditionally identified as Kautilya...

  27. Chanakya

    into the 'Arthashastra', one of the world's earliest treatises on political thought and social order. His ideas remain popular to this day in India. In Jawaharlal Nehru's Discovery of India, Chanakya has been called the Indian Machiavelli. Three books are attributed to Chanakya: Arthashastra...

  28. Ancient Accounting Practices in India

    Accounting and Auditing in Ancient India Professionals want to know the origin of their profession, the work done in olden times and the level of knowledge. I thought of sharing with you the history of Indian accounting and auditing profession. I discovered in Kautilya’s Arthshastra that it...

  29. Abraham Lincoln in the Eyes of Machiavelli

    be loved than feared, or the reverse? In his novel, The Prince, Niccolo Machiavelli states that there is a dispute over which path a leader should take. The fact that Lincoln won the presidency despite strong opposition from the South and all the work he did to get his people what they wanted all...

  30. Wilson Woodrow Is to Some Extent Not the Father of Public Administration

    , several classical scholars including Kautilya, Plato, Aristotle, Machiavelli, etc. have contributed in directly for the development of public administration as a discipline. Nation States required professionally competent people to run the government effectively. Therefore, Frederick William of...