The Importance of the Arthasastra.

Jolly, Julius

In: Mysore & South Indian Review, 5 (1909), pp. 237-238

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Abstract

Now a flood of light has been thrown on the political condition of India, in the very time when Megasthenes visited it, by the recent recovery of the Kautilya Arthasastra. The readers of this Periodical have enjoyed the advantage of being the first to get a sight of the learned R. Shamasastry's translation of that ancient sanskrit text. So it is needless to point out to them the many interesting details it contains. Thus e.g., all the numerous officials and functionaries in one of the petty States of ancient India are named and their functions defined, and described.

Document type: Article
Version: Secondary publication
Date Deposited: 23 June 2020
Faculties / Institutes: Miscellaneous > Individual person
DDC-classification: Political science
Law
Literature and rhetoric
General history of Asia Far East
Controlled Subjects: Kautilya, Arthashastra
Uncontrolled Keywords: Indien, Sanskrit, Staatsaufbau / India, Sanskrit, State Structure
Subject (classification): Indology
Countries/Regions: India
Series: People > Schriften von Julius Jolly
Volume: 130