Concept of good governance & Kautilya"s arthashastra

by Subhash C. Kashyap

Publisher: Indian Council of Social Science Research in New Delhi

Written in English
Published: Pages: 11 Downloads: 439
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  • India

Subjects:

  • Kauṭalya,
  • Political science -- India -- History.,
  • India -- Politics and government -- 997.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 11).

Other titlesConcept of good governance and Kautilya"s arthashastra
StatementSubhash C. Kashyap.
SeriesICSSR occasional monographs series ;, no. 3
ContributionsIndian Council of Social Science Research.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsJC51 .K37 2003
The Physical Object
Pagination11 p. ;
Number of Pages11
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3337277M
LC Control Number2004327973

Summary Of The Book. Kautilya's Arthashastra: The Way Of Financial Management And Economic Governance was written by Chanakya, ancient India’s most well known economist. This was a manual on statecraft and the use of science in living. The text was written in the 4th century BCE/5(3). The article reviews the book "Arthashastra: The Science of Wealth," by Thomas R. Trautmann. Strategic Planning Years Ago The Strategy of Kautilya. Starzl, T. W.; Dhir, K. S. // Management International Review;, Vol. 26 Issue 4, p This article focuses on a major strategic book on economics from ancient India, "Arthashastra," by. The Arthashastra is an ancient Indian treatise on statecraft, economic policy and military trategy authored by Chanakya ( BCE). Chanakya, also known as Kautilya or Vishnugupta, was an adviser and a prime minister to the first Maurya Emperor Chandragupta, and architect of his rise to power.   The Arthashastra is an ancient Indian treatise on statecraft, economic policy and military strategy which identifies. Kautilya,also known as Chanakya is India's most illustrious political regarded economic activity as the driving force behind the functioning of political dispensation and went to the extent of saying that revenue should take priority over the army because Author: Kautilya.

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  The Military Affairs Centre at IDSA organised a talk by Michael Liebig, Visiting Fellow at IDSA on 14th February on the topic "Relevance of Kautilya's Arthasastra for Modern India." Michael Liebig gave a summary of his PhD thesis and pointed to follow-on research based upon it.   The Arthashastra is so much a part of modern Indian vocabulary on politics, economics and society that it is hard to imagine that this was a book . The 15 books contained in the Arthashastra can be classified in the following manner: Book 1 on ‘Fundamentals of Management’, Book 2 dealing with ‘Economics’, Books 3, 4 and 5 on ‘Law’, Books 6, 7 and 8 on Foreign Policies and Books 9 to 14 dealing with ‘war’. Kautilya was a true statesman who bridged the gap between experience and vision. For Kautilya, good governance was paramount. He suggested built-in checks and balances in systems and procedures for the containment of malpractices. Many postulates of Kautilyas philosophy of political economy are applicable to contemporary times.

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According to the Arthashastra, there is a strong connection between good governance and the economy of a nation. As stated in the Summary on Concept of good governance & Kautilyas arthashastra book Arthashastra: It’s Contemporary Relevance, “the end is economic governance while political governance is the means” (Chapter 2).

The Arthashastra by Kautilya My Rating: ★★★★★ THE SCIENCE OF GOOD GOVERNANCE The Arthashastra is the most comprehensive treatise of statecraft of classical times, and perhaps of all time.

The Arthashastra is written mainly in prose but also incorporates shlokas, which adds a vital poetic flourish to this otherwise down-to-earth classic. One of the core themes of this chapter is that the Arthashastra of Kautilya equates political governance with economic governance.

The end is economic governance while political governance is a means. Good governance is basic to the Kautilyan idea of administration. Good governance and stability are inextricably linked.

The title "Arthashastra" is often translated to "the science of politics", but the book Arthashastra has a broader scope. It includes books on the nature of government, law, civil and criminal court systems, ethics, economics, markets and trade, the methods for screening ministers, diplomacy, theories on war, nature of peace, and the duties.

Machiavellis book focusses to please a king with a few kind words and offers only a handful of practical advises most of which (from todays perspective are barely beyond the ordinary.

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A large number of philosophers, academicians and public functionaries have been discussing ways and means of governing societies. Originally the term 'State' and 'Good Governance' were considered to by synonymous as it is found in. Kautilya was a true statesman who bridged the gap between experience and Kautilya,good governance was suggested built-in checks and balances in revenue and procedures for the containment of postulates of Kautilya's philosophy of political economy are applicable to contemporary times/5(65).

The Arthashastra is an ancient Indian treatise on statecraft, economic policy and military strategy, written in Sanskrit. It identifies its author by the names 'Kauṭilya' and 'Vishnugupta', both names that are traditionally identified with Chanakya (c.

BC), who was a scholar at Takshashila and the teacher and guardian of Emperor Chandragupta Maurya, founder of the/5. Kautilya's Arthashastra 3 Book I, "Concerning Discipline" CHAPTER I.

THE LIFE OF A KING Óm. Salutation to Sukra and Brihaspati. This Arthasástra is made as a compendium of almost all the Arthasástras, which, in view of acquisition and maintenance File Size: 2MB. Machiavellis book focusses to please a king with a few kind words and offers only a handful of practical advises most of which (from todays perspective are barely beyond the ordinary.

On the other hand Kautilyas Arthashastra overwhelms the reader with tons of details, minutious instructions on each and every little detail of a state/5(). Most of these factors could also be observed in the ancient Indian concept of good governance and Yogakshema.

Arthashastra, for example, deals extensively with law and order, political and. the Arthashastra, three fundamental objectives flow from one to the other: good governance (promotion of the welfare of the subjects) leads to good economy (acquisition of wealth) that, in turn, allows for the expansion of territory.

The concept of diplomacy is primarily to achieve world conquest and world consolidation. Therefore, six measures ofAuthor: Vinay Vittal. The paper provides a review of donor approaches to governance, discusses conceptual issues in greater depth, and argues that one promising way forward is to disaggregate the concept of “good governance” and to refocus our attention and analysis on its various disaggregated components (e.g., democracy, civil and political rights, public.

Kautilyas Arthashastra (Telugu Edition) For Kautilya, good governance was paramount. He suggested built-in checks and balances in systems and procedures for the containment of malpractices.

Many postulates of Kautilyas philosophy of political economy are applicable to contemporary times. Good Governance - Concept, Meaning and Features: A Detailed Study. 23 Pages Posted: 27 Dec Last revised: 29 Aug See all articles by Meetika Srivastava Meetika Srivastava.

Independent. Date Written: Decem Abstract. In the vocabulary of public administration “good governance” is a recent entrant within a context. There Cited by: 6. Kautilya through Arthasastra spoke of “Yogakshema” which could be co-related with the modern concept of welfare state.

Views on Governance: a. It needs to b accountable to the people. Action of the government has to be fair, equitable, transparent. There is one by Penguin, translated by L.N. Rangarajan. That seems to be a very sensibly translated version. Kautilya's Arthashastra is an important source of knowledge on polity, economy and administration.

However, this important document had been forgotten for centuries. Thanks to Syamasastri, who first interpreted Kautilya's economic and political thoughts in a book published in English inwe had insights into the writings of that brilliant.

The four sciences of Kautilya can contribute to a great extent to overcome the present catastrophe in public governance system.

The ideologies of Kautilya regarding state, statecraft, and ethics Author: Pravin Chandrasekaran. Lessons in corporate governance from Kautilya's Arthashastra in ancient India Article (PDF Available) in World Review of Entrepreneurship Management and Sustainable Development 3(1)   The 15 books contained in the Arthashastra can be classified in the following manner: Book 1 on ‘Fundamentals of Management’, Book 2 dealing with ‘Economics’, Books 3, 4 and 5 on ‘Law’, Books 6, 7 and 8 on Foreign Policies and Books 9 to 14 dealing with ‘war’.

Good Governance: Governance generally incorporates all aspects of the way a country is governed, including its economic policies and regulatory framework.

Arthashastra stated that good governance comes with peace and order which can be accomplished through the partnership of different factors in a community. The first of these factors is the.

An Analytical Study of the Relevance of Arthshastra in Modern India Dr. Renu Tanwar Assistant Professor Dyal singh College Karnal (Haryana) I. Introduction Even though India and Indians never forgot the Arthsashtra, the study and practical applications of the book lost its importance since the British rule.

Kautilya's Arthashastra: Book II,"The Duties of Government Superintendents" CHAPTER I. FORMATION OF VILLAGES. EITHER by inducing foreigners to immigrate (paradesapraváhanena) or by causing the thickly-populated centres of his own kingdom to send forth the excessive population (svadésábhishyandavámanéna vá), the king may construct villages either on new sites or on old ruins.

Good Governance- Concept, Meaning and Features: A detailed study. Abstract. In the vocabulary of public administration “good governance” is a recent entrant within a are three ways of understanding this new by: 6. Arthasastra by Kautilya is a well received compilation of books consisting of 15 books, chapters and topics that has stood the tests of time since being penned and has been compared to “The Prince” by Machiavelli.

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State and Statecraft in Kautilya's Arthasastra Abstract Kautilya's Arthasastra (4th century B.C.) is one of the most influential treatise in Political Science in the Indian Civilization.

This work deals with virtually all aspects of governance in a monarchical state. In the Indian philosophy, the objective of every being is the pursuit of Size: KB. The Arthashastra is an Indian book or a treatise that details the right qualities of a good king and how to achieve this state.

It is a book detailing how to manage a kingdom, or basically it deals with the art of government and politics. The First Great Political Realist is a succinct and penetrating analysis of one of the ancient world's foremost political realists, Kautilya. Kautilya's treatise Arthashastra stands as one of the great political books of the ancient world, its ideas on the science of politics strikingly similar to those of Thucydides, Machiavelli, Hobbes, Clausewitz, and even Sun Tsu.5/5(2).Kautilyas Arthashastra.

Vinayak Narvekar Purpose of Presentation Bring out in depth thinking of Kautilya Relating it to contemporary scenario Improvement in our thinking. Slide: 2 Background of Kautilya Born in a poor Brahmin family in BC (i.e. years ago) Intelligent, Scholar, Statesman Offered himself to work as Adviser to King Nanda of Magadha King Nanda insulted him & threw him 1/5(1).In all probability, this treatise is the first ever book written on Practice of Management.

It is essentially on the art of governance and has an instructional tone. Kautilya wrote this treatise for his swamy (the king) Chandragupta Maurya and stated in its preface that it has been written as a guide for “those who govern”.