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 king...
Kautilya’s View on Statecraft
Kautilya Arthasastra is a unique treatise on the art of statecraft or governance, wherein every single aspect of human life is subject to the jurisdiction of the state. His detailed work clearly laid down an organization set-up, and there was a clear-cut division of a...
Economic ideas of Kautilya (Arthashastra)
Kautilya’s Arthashastra is the chief source of information. Kautilya’s name was Vishnu Gupta. He was a learned Brahmin. He is known by the name of Kautilya because he was an expert in diplomacy and political strategy. He was the chief minister...
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 conduct war and diplomacy by both honest and dishonest means toward the goal of increasing the power,wealth, and security of the state. Kautilya advocates “SMART”...
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endorsed throughout the North, and he was loved by all. Is it better to 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...
SOURCES OF ANCIENT INDIAN POLITICAL THOUGHTS
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Comparing Lao-Tzu and Machiavelli
What is the purpose of a government? Many philosophers have asked this question. Lao-Tzu is an ancient Chinese philosopher and author of the Tao-te Ching. Machiavelli, an Italian philosopher, and author of the Prince who live 2000 years after Lao-Tzu’s time. They each...
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Insights on Statecraft and Reflections of Ancient Indian Society
This paper investigates the Arthashastra and its implications for ancient Indian
society, as well as the rationale behind the principles underlying the text.1 It is necessary to bear...
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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 the pressure of forty types of corruption in his contemporary society. It was practiced even in Mughal and Sultanate period. When the East...
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi: An Introduction,
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was a British trained lawyer of Indian origin from South Africa. He had won his political spurs organising the Indian community there against the vicious system of apartheid. During this struggle, he had developed the novel technique...
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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...
Niccolo Machiavelli: It is better to be feared than to be loved. If a leader has foes, he must make friends with them or kill them. It is better to lie to keep power than to tell the truth and not keep power.
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Although Lao-Tzu and Machiavelli wrote centuries apart from each other these two leaders share similar believes on government. Lao-Tzu describes his ideas in Thoughts from the Tao-te-Ching. Machiavelli states his ideas in The Qualities of a Prince. Lao Tzu believed that a ruler will be respected and...
to be “of vital importance to the state” leading “either to safety or 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...
ancient literature has random references to a brisk seafaring trade. Harivansh Purana mentions that the Prosperity of Yadavas was due to the sea. Kautilya has also mentioned in his Arthshashtra that the main occupation of people living in coastline was navigation. The Bible refers to Phoenician sailors...
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and Saptanga theory of State by Kautilya
Objectives of the Present Topic are as under:
* To aware students about ancient Hindu political thought.
* To make pupil understand how ancient thinkers looked at different ideas of society.
* To evaluate how Kautilya Arthashastra provides for welfare...
has been accepted and revered as a genius both by Indian and Western scholars. He is a historical milestone in the making of India amidst tremendous upheavals and myriad’s of reversals.
One of the greatest figures of wisdom and knowledge in the Indian history is Chanakya. He is estimated to have lived...
both, i.e., literary sources and archaeological source materials.
Among literary sources two main books, i.e, Arthashastra and Indika written by Kautilya and Megasthenes respectively provides useful information about the Mauryas.
On one hand, Arthashastra tell us the administrative system of the kings...
arrange a conspiracy against the prince; therefore, the prince needs to satisfy the people to some extent (Machiavelli 3). To do this the prince will arm the people and soldiers (5). Nicolo Machiavelli also states another quality that the prince must lack is greed and abuse of woman (3). Machiavelli’s ideal...
While reading about ancient Indian history, I found that the two most applicable themes were "For want of a nail (techological effects on history)"as well as "Religion and History". While others had chosen very similar themes, I decided to do a little research to find other contributions to the overall...