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By Mark McClish, Patrick Olivelle

ISBN-10: 1603849025

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The single extant treatise on statecraft from classical India, the Arthasastra is a useful source for figuring out old South Asian political concept; it additionally presents a entire and unprecedented panoramic view of Indian society in the course of the interval among the Maurya (320–185 BCE) and Gupta (320–497 CE) empires.

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Kauṭilya organizes his advice as though he were instructing a king and his ministers in the creation of an entirely new kingdom. Thus, the Arthaśāstra begins by discussing the training of a young prince and moves on to advise a new king on how to assemble his high council, vet and appoint new officials, settle his kingdom, construct his capital city, staff his bureaucracy, preserve public safety, resolve public disputes, pursue criminals, engage in foreign policy, and, finally, defeat his enemies on the battlefield and conquer their cities.

Thus, the Arthaśāstra begins by discussing the training of a young prince and moves on to advise a new king on how to assemble his high council, vet and appoint new officials, settle his kingdom, construct his capital city, staff his bureaucracy, preserve public safety, resolve public disputes, pursue criminals, engage in foreign policy, and, finally, defeat his enemies on the battlefield and conquer their cities. Speaking as though the kingdom was being created ex novo, however, is only a pedagogical convention.

Moreover, it confirms that many of the norms undergirding law and order were felt to arise out of custom rather than from the king. The king was, in theory, absolutely sovereign, and kings certainly exercised that sovereignty liberally when expedient. But, in terms of regular practice, royal administration tended to leave to different communities any activities that the king, for whatever reason, did not or could not regulate. An example of this is seen in the rules on interest rates: One and a quarter Paṇas per month on one hundred Paṇas is the righteous rate of interest; five Paṇas, the commercial rate; ten Paṇas for travelers through wild tracts; and twenty Paṇas for seafarers.

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