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The Kautiliya Arthasastra, 3 parts, by RP Kangle, 2nd edn.

The Kautiliya Arthasastra, 3 parts, by RP Kangle, 2nd edn.

Kangle, RP

Series: Volume 1 in Sanskrit and Volume 2, 3 in English. It is the oldest and most exhaustive treatise on the governance and administration of a state. Starting with the bringing up and education of the young prince, it proceeds to the appintment of ministers and the organisation and functioning of various state departments, including the setting up of a secret service. Part I is a new critical edition of the text based on all manuscript evidences available so far as well as on portions of ancient commentaries that have been published. It also takes into account the new commentary on the entire text by T. Ganapati Sastri; Part II is a new English tr. of the text; the critical and explanatory notes consider the various readings in the text as well as the different interpretations found in the commentaries or offered by modern scholars; Part III is a study of the text and deals with all problems that are likely to arise in connection with its study, such as the origin of the Arthasastra as a science, the authorship and date of the work, social conditions reflected in it, the economy of the state visualised in it, the administrative setup recommended, law and its administration, foreign policy and so on.

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Title: The Kautiliya Arthasastra, 3 parts, by RP Kangle, 2nd edn.

Author: Kangle, RP

Series: Volume 1 in Sanskrit and Volume 2, 3 in English. It is the oldest and most exhaustive treatise on the governance and administration of a state. Starting with the bringing up and education of the young prince, it proceeds to the appintment of ministers and the organisation and functioning of various state departments, including the setting up of a secret service. Part I is a new critical edition of the text based on all manuscript evidences available so far as well as on portions of ancient commentaries that have been published. It also takes into account the new commentary on the entire text by T. Ganapati Sastri; Part II is a new English tr. of the text; the critical and explanatory notes consider the various readings in the text as well as the different interpretations found in the commentaries or offered by modern scholars; Part III is a study of the text and deals with all problems that are likely to arise in connection with its study, such as the origin of the Arthasastra as a science, the authorship and date of the work, social conditions reflected in it, the economy of the state visualised in it, the administrative setup recommended, law and its administration, foreign policy and so on.

Year: 2014

Language: English-Books

Pages etc.: y

Binding: Hardbound

Is Set: Yes

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