Kautilya's Arthasastra and Social welfare

Kautilya's Arthasastra and Social welfare

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Author: V N Jha
Publisher: Sahitya Akademi
Year: 1999
Language: English
Pages: 336
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8126007729


This Volume contains 46 articles reflecting various social, political, Administrative and Philosophical aspects of the then Indian Society as reflected in the Arthasastra of Kautilya.

Kautilya's Asrthsastra was a product of a very mature social and Political thinker and that is the reason that his thoughts defy time-countries. Kautilya was such a practical thinker that he gave a deep thinking as to how the activities of each and every member of the society should contribute to the welfare of the society and ultimately to the welfare of the human being. Mere glance at these articles will speak of their relevance even today. Some of the topics discussed in this volume are:

Royal Residence / Education / Administrative hierarchy / Zonal Administration / Selection of Officer / Selection of Spies / Treasury / State Budget Control / Audit of Accounts / Role of Priests / Drinking of Liquors / Principles of Trade / Quality Control of Commodities / Professions / Wage System / Responsibility of Ministers / Crime & Punishment / Role of Women / Institution of Prostitution / Environment / Religion and Superstition / Common Public Facilities / Foreign Policy / The Institution of Marriage and many many more

This selection is an outcome of a National Seminar organized by the Sahitya Akademi, New Delhi in collaboration with the Center for Advanced Study in Sanskrit, University of Pune.

This work has been edited by Prof. V N Jha, Director of Center of Advanced Study in Sanskrit, University of Pune.