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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Views Read Edit View history. We once even went to Pune to see one. One of Kangle’s distinguished pupils tells me that his teacher’s models among European Sanskritists were Oldenberg, Lueders, Grassmann, and Renou, and that he drew much from them. The ruler is bound by the explicit normative commitment to the welfare of the people: Akngle the age of three, he should learn to read and write as well as arithmetic.

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Consulting with ministers, correspondence with senior officials outside the capital; receiving secret written intelligence reports Interval 6: They might be politically prosecuted by the foreign ruler or some of his underlings, wrthashastra might fear the detection of a misconduct or crime they had committed earlier or they might face financial difficulties and fear loss of their wealth.

Much about the inner modus operandi of the Kautilyan intelligence service remains unsaid Chapter D Kautilya, India and global political theory: And the economy of words in his writing could well be arthashawtra to it.

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The military has to be properly armed, equipped, fed and trained. The ruler who were to kill or imprison those who have surrendered, and covet their land, property, sons or wives, he shall frighten the circle of kings and make them act in order to destroy him KA, Arthashasrta, 16, Maybe, he expressed his distresses and frustrations to the few friends who were very close to him.


The Arthashastra deals with everything from Mandala theory to advice on military operations and arhashastra. Then Sadgunya six forms of non-war pressure. Self-protection must always be first secured by the wise adviser; for the conduct of those serving a king has been described as if staying in a kxngle KA, V, 4, If there is no other son, the ruler should beget a son.

Kautilya lists four groups of persons suitable for secret collaboration: The ruler cannot govern alone. Arthazhastra sees himself as intellectually superior to the antecedent authors.

Kangle had equipped himself with learned tomes on these hoary sculptures. Just as a person not learned in the Veda does not deserve to eat the Shraddha meal of good persons, so a king who has not studied the Arthashastra and not learned the teachings of the science of politics is unfit to listen to counsel KA, I, 15, They had deeply impressed discerning scholars for whom their sterling merit stood out in the glut of the half-baked, derivative papers that crowded the business of such conferences.

And that, too, is done in a normative framing: The mantrin also directs one section of the secret service. Above all, forests are the habitat of elephants. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. For, the king severe with the Rod, becomes a source of terror to his subjects, the king arrthashastra with the Rod, is despised.

Arthashastra stipulates restraint on taxes imposed, fairness, the amounts and how tax increases should is implemented.


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

All this work is academic in its tone and purpose. Subversion of foreign states. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty.

Before making decisions in foreign policy, the task of the ruler and his advisers is ascertaining the relative strength or weakness of powers KA, IX, 1, 1. The incoming intelligence reports must be analyzed and assessed via the parameters of the saptanga theory.

Reading the Arthashastra: R P Kangle’s magnificent work – The Acorn

Monitoring and control of the state apparatus, using the intelligence service Book VI: Durga Bhagwat, herself a scholar of great repute in Indological and allied studies, has recorded these facts in her eloquent tribute to Kangle after his death.

For Kautilya, alliance politics consists of four elements: The Nanda kingdom with its center in Magadha present-day Bihar dominated north-eastern India during the 4th century BC. Part II is a new English kanglee of the text; the critical and explanatory notes consider the various readings in the text as well as arthahsastra different interpretations found in the commentaries or offered by modern scholars. This critical temper and intellectual honesty would not let Kangle jump on the band -wagon of the revivalists.

In the closing lines of the Arthashastra, Kautilya writes that he — Vishnugupta, the author of this work — played a leading role in the overthrow of the Nanda dynasty.