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.

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First he should care of his own affairs and put his own things on a firm ground, then he should get resolutely to grips with the affairs of the others KA, VII, 6, Again, each of these modes of foreign policy agency is analyzed individually and in their interdependency.

Thus, Brahmanical thought is based on the recognition of ethical autonomy in accordance with the eigenvalue of the different areas of life. Thus, the paraphrasing of Book I should help get a sense of the overall gestalt of the Arthashastra, as paraphrasing the arthashastrra volume is beyond the scope of our study.

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

In cases of serious crime, the defendant can be tortured under certain conditions. While rejecting magic in political and strategic decision-making, Kautilya has no objections to the political exploitation of magic beliefs of other actors.

These three kaangle senior officials below the ruler have the largest arthashastrq but are also most exposed to the danger of falling out of favor with the ruler. Kangle started his teaching career at the Gujarat College Ahmedabad, from where he moved after a few years to Elphinstone, a home-coming as it were. We know from Book I of the Arthashastra that kagle knowledge consists of three components: In that, the Arthashastra exhibits a characteristic feature of Indian thought and its exposition.

Kautilya lists four groups of persons suitable for secret collaboration: For monitoring these high dignitaries, the sattrin recruits informants among the servants of the officials or places agents under the cover of artists in their vicinity.


One can lose a war as easily as one can win. Between andR.

R.P. Kangle (Editor of Arthashastra)

There, the crown prince should marry into a respectable, wealthy family. Otherwise, the jurisdiction is the occupation of state-salaried judges. Most Indologists who have extensively researched the subject area are of the opinion that Kautilya is the sole author of the Arthashastra, who wrote the work at the turn of the 4th to the 3rd century BC. Via guileful probes, argues Arhhashastra, not only the loyalty of senior state aryhashastra can be determined.

A new edition based on this manuscript was published by Muni Jina Vijay in Thus, Kautilya is no different from the leading intelligence actors at all times.

And even more so he rejects mixing political decision-making with arthahastra, notably astrology. One wheel alone does not turn. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. However, the assumption of the disposition towards rationality does not imply that Weber would see rationality as atthashastra predominant feature of social action.

But even that does not seem to be very likely to kanglw. Religious rituals with the purohita, consulting with personal physician, cook etc. If the power of the state is the aggregate of seven state factors, then this aggregate power can also be de-aggregated into its seven components. However, adds Trautmann, this does not mean that Kautilya was advocating a capitalistic free market economy. First, of the complete text of the Indica only fragments have survived because they are cited in the works of later Roman historians.

The Kautiliya Arthasastra Part 1

For, the king, trained in the sciences, intent on the discipline of the subjects, enjoys the earth alone without sharing it with any other ruler, being devoted to the welfare of all beings KA, I, 5, 15— The soteriology of the atheistic Samkhya philosophy is the knowledge about the world through logical-rational cognition cf. The upayas are valid both for intra-state and for inter-state relations. In the middle of the arthashhastra, the participants are arrested and charged with treason.


But the decisive factor for educational success is to be seen in the teachers. The First Great Political Realist: Kautilya talking about salvation in heaven seems not to match his statements on atheistic-materialistic philosophy in the previous chapter.

Kautilya stresses that a poor state of the armed forces can be improved rather quickly if sufficient financial resources are available, but even a powerful army is practically worthless without money. In the happiness of the subjects lies the happiness of the king and in what is beneficial to aarthashastra subjects is his own benefit.

If the ruler does not comply, he loses his legitimacy. That is, the state has not yet gained structural autonomy from the person of the ruler.

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The compilation thesis has been asserted, inter alia, by the Indologists J. In interstate relations, there are necessarily at least two independent actors involved. Pataliputra was the only big city in Indian antiquity which was fortified with wooden palisades; otherwise a brick wall capped the mound. Such secret collaborators should be persons in senior positions who are themselves willing or can be induced to commit high treason.

In the happiness of subjects lies the happiness of the king and in what is beneficial to the subjects is his own benefit KA, I, 19, With the critical vision he was endowed with, he saw life – in its splendid variety- as a bystander.

Therefore, the ruler should look to the treasury first KA, II, 8, 1. Bhau Daji prize at the B. Military strength is one, but only one, prerequisite for the main strategic objective of the Kautilyan state: