Translator(s)/ Editors(s): Omprakash Sharma
Publisher: Manoj Publications
ISBN/UPC (if available): 9788131017043
An extraordinary detailed manual on state craft and the science of living by one of classical India's greatest minds. Kautilya, also known as Chanakya, wrote the Arthashastra not later than 150 AD. The text contains fifteen books covering numerous topics. Artha, literally wealth, is one of four supreme aims prescribed by Hindu tradition.
However, it has a much wider significance and the material well-being of individuals is just a part of it. A significant part of the Arthashastra has to do with the science of economics. .