Arthashastra: The Science of Wealth: The Story of Indian by T. Trautmann

By T. Trautmann

A desirable window into the social and fiscal buildings of the time, and into the intricacies of statecraft.

Ascribed to Kautilya (commonly pointed out because the leading minister of Chandragupta Maurya) and relationship again greater than 2,000 years, the Arthashastra is the area s first handbook in political economic system. It has a pre- eminence in Indian idea that's reminiscent of that of Machiavelli s The Prince in Europe.

Arthashastra (literally, 'the technology of wealth ) is a examine of financial firm; particularly, Kautilya s treatise advises the king at the enterprise of making prosperity. Arthashastra additionally addresses the query: what makes a great chief?

This booklet is meant to be an advent to the commercial philosophy of the Arthashastra. Its aim is to examine the relevance of this vintage textual content in its personal time in an international during which kings have been regulators of financial actions in their topics, but in addition marketers themselves within the conviction that it has a lot to coach us that has price in our personal age.

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