Maxims of Chanakya

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Abhinav Publications, 1980 - Aphorisms and apothegms - 184 pages
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Maxims Of Chanakya Is The Crystallised Wisdom Of Chanakya, Also Known As Kautilya, The Indian Philosopher-States-Man, Who Helped Chandragupta Maurya Establish The First Unified State In Indian History In Fourth Century B.C. Often Called The Indian Machiavelli, Chanakya Is Known For His Political Acumen And Statecraft Which Enabled Him To Win Bloodless Victories Over His Enemies, Overthrow A Tyrannical Regime And Prevent The Balkanisation Of India At A Time When It Was Ravaged By Foreign Invasions.The Maxims Of Chanakya, Over One Thousand In Number, Included In This Book, Culled From The Three Major Works Attributed To Him: Arthasastra, Chanakyasutras And Chanakyarajanitisastra (Sometimes Knows As Chanakyanitidarpana), Cover A Wide Range Of Subjects. No Branch Of Life Or Learning Has Been Left Untouched By The Great Political Genius. He Has Something Pithy To Say On Politics, Administration, Economics, Ethics, Education, Health, Sex And Self-Improvement. In Terseness Of Expression, No Language, With The Possible Exception Of Latin, Can Excel Sanskrit And The Great Master Has Used This Wonderful Language To Such Perfection That One Is Awestruck By The Volume Of Message Often Conveyed In A Couple Of Words. The English Translation Of Chanakya S Original Sanskrit Maxims Captures Their Brevity And Wisdom, For The Benefit Of A Larger Audience, Not Conversant With The Sanskrit Language.The Introduction: Chanakya His Life, Times And Work Adds To The Value Of This Publication.It Is Hoped That Maxims Of Chanakya Will Prove An Invaluable Guide To The Legislator, The Administrator, The Planner And The Educationist-All Those Who Shape A Country S Policy Or An Individual S Future.
 

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Contents

HIS LIFETIMES AND WORK
1
II MAXIMS FROM CHANAKYASUTRAS
21
2 Economic Prosperity
22
5 Allies Friends
25
8 Foreign Policy
26
9 Duties of Citizens
28
11 Advice for Rulers
29
12 Advice for Citizens
62
12 Miscellaneous Maxims
117
13 Duties and Qualities of State Officials
119
14 People and Rulers
133
15 Certain Generalisations on Rulers
135
IV MAXIMS FROM ARTHASASTRA
142
2 Counsellors Aides Allies
149
3 Policy towards Enemies
151
4 Military Policy
152

13 Rulers and People
84
14 General Dicta
85
III MAXIMS FROM CHANAKYARAJANITISASTRA
87
2 Good Rulers and Bad Rulers
90
3 Righteous Rule
92
4 Protection of the People
93
5 Financial Policy
95
6 Need for Learning and Knowledge
101
7 Miscellaneous Dicta for Rulers
102
8 Modus Operandi of Governance
106
9 Essential Features of a Good Country
107
10 Friends and Enemies
109
11 Strategy towards Enemies and Friends
112
5 Financial Policy
154
6 Corruption
157
7 Guarding of Secrets
159
8 Law Justice Punishment
160
9 Causes of Peoples Discontent
165
10 Ruling Family Ruling Class
167
11 Duties of Officials
168
12 Training and Learning
171
13 Philosophy
172
14 Miscellaneous Dicta
173
BIBLIOGRAPHY
183
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