Chanakya (c.350 – c.275 BC) also known as Kautilya is one of the earliest known political thinkers and king makers in the literal sense of the word. Seeking revenge for being thrown out of the court of the ruler of Magadha, Chanakya took a promising young boy of ten (Chandragupta Maurya) from the streets...
No authentic contemporary or even nearly con-temporary account of the life of Kautilya, also known as Chánakya and Vishnugupta, is available to us. All that we know of him is derived from traditions current about five centuries after his death. According to these traditions he was a very learned...
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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...
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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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 come...
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 median...
Woodrow Wilson highlighted the need for an independent discipline called 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...
understand the historical evolution of business ethics in India. Business has been a part of Indian landscape since thousands of years, I wanted to understand if there were any guidelines being passes as an Indian business legacy on business ethics. Kautilya's Arthashastra is supposed to have been written...
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...
Chanakya was an Indian teacher, philosopher and royal advisor. Originally a professor of economics and political science at the ancient Takshashila University, Chanakya managed the first Maurya Emperor Chandragupta's rise to power at a young age. He is widely credited for having played...
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...
In 1513, Niccolo Machiavelli wrote a piece of work called, The Prince. It was written to all principalities, and that which is parallel to what Machiavelli suggests is often referred to as being Machiavellian. The purpose of this essay is to ask the question Is Napoleon Bonaparte Machiavellian in Nature...
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...
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...
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 existed in ancient India in 4th century BC. Therefore, my guess...
functions of government and its relationship with citizens.
1.3.1 Role of the State
The term ‘State’ in its modern sense was first used by Machiavelli (1469-1527), the Italian statesman. The study of the State has since remained the focal point for the political scientists. The State consists of...
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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 pieces. The first part, which consists of the first eleven chapters, deals mainly with the four different...
resources, technological resources, and natural resources.
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...
“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 Machiavelli, the 16th century Italian statesmen-advisor to kings. In his treatise of 455 Sutras indicated in the...
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 Prince...
GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS IN INDIA
1. Framing of the Indian Constitution: Role of the Constituent Assembly – the
2. Fundamental Rights and Duties – Directive Principles.
3. Nature of Indian Federalism: Union-State Relations.
4. Union Executive: President, Vice-President:...
Aristotle: Theory of the State, Revolutions
Medieval and Early Modern Political Thought Church and the State: St. Augustine Marsilio of Padua Nicolo Machiavelli: State and Statecraft
Social Contract Theory Thomas Hobbes: Human Nature, Sovereignty John Locke: Theory of Property, Consent and Government ...
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 that are still relevant in today’s society.
Niccolo Machiavelli was born...
not considered to be representative of published work during his lifetime, although it is his most remembered work.
The 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...
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 Shipbuilding. The...
Andrew George, New York: Penguin Books, 1999.
* Sun Tzu, The Art of War, trans. John Minford, New York: Penguin Books, 2009.
* Niccolò Machiavelli The Prince, trans. Peter Bondanella, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2008.
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To the modern governance of India, the most important instructive part of Arthashastra is the machinery of government. About bureaucracy Kautilya feels that, government servants are to be enthused to actively help the administration in carrying out orders by granting them promotion in salary...
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...