The Concept of Rajadharma

The Concept of Rajadharma

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Author: Michael
Editor(s): Michael
Publisher: Sundeep Prakashan
Year: 2005
Language: English
Pages: 284
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8175741570


This volume contains revised papers presented at the National Seminar organised in 2004 by Samsodhana (Sirsi) under the sponsorship of the Department of Sanskrit, Karnatak University, Dharwad. The substantial components of ever-lasting values of Rajadharma in the papers are capable of directing the man to the righteous path of life.

The Concept of Rajadharma has twenty papers in all covering a wide spectrum of the subject-matter ranging from the Vedas to the Classical Sanskrit literature, and highlighting the relevance to the governance of present time. Though deriving the source material from different ancient Sanskrit texts, the papers uphold a singular theme that governance during the ancient days had the sole purpose of establishing the welfare of society at large.

The papers based on Mahabharata, Ramayana, Manusmrti, Yajnaval / kyasmrti, Arthasastra combine in themselves an expressive application to the ancient values of beneficial governance; while, those papers culling the subject from the Sanskrit text of Classical period, record sug-gestive points reinforcing the guiding principles of good governance.

On the whole, this volume signifies the truth that when a ruler has indomitable spiritual strength, he can conquer the mundane attachment, and execute the strategies restoring the welfare of the people. Thus, it can be of great use to those who are commited to upliftment of the society and nation.




Key-Note Address / Dr R Ganesh
Vedic Rajadharma / Dr M R V Swamy
Concept of Rama Rajya and its Relevance in Present Times / Dr H V Narasimha Murthy
Rajadharma according to Mahabharata / Dr C Rajendran
Raja Kalasya Karanam / Suryanarayana Hegde
Rajadharma according to Manu / Dr Revathy
Governance according to Manusmrti / Dr Bharat Jhunjhunwala
Rajadharma / Radical Then, Radical Now / Dr Gautam Patel
Rajadharma as Laid Down by Yajnavalkya / Dr W Prahlada Naidu
Daily Routine of a King in Kautilïya Arthasastra / Dr Nirmala Kulkarni
Means to fill the Treasury during a Financial Crisis / Kautilya’s View / Dr G N Bhat
Morality and Governance in a Welfare State / Dr. V.N. Jha
Indriyajaya / A Must for a Ruler / Dr. V.K. Hampiholi
Rajadharma / Reflected in Kalidasa`s Works / Dr. K. Pratap
Power-Politics in Mudraraksasa / Dr. Mahesh Adkoli
Rajadharma / Reflected in / Bharavi`s Kiratarjuniyam / Dr. S.R. Leela
Rajadharma / Reflected in Sukanasopadesa / Dr. K. Ravishankar Menon
Rajadharma according to Somesvara`s Manasollasa / Dr. M.N. Joshi
Rajadharma: Its Concept and Significance / Dr. Dinkar V. Katre
My Concept of an Ideal Ruler / Dr. Michael