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Title: Kautilya’s Arthashastra Contemporary Issues and Comparison
Contributors: Gautam, P K
Keywords: Political science -- India -- History.
Political science.
Politics and government.
State, The.
India -- History -- Politics and government.
Issue Date: Oct-2015
Publisher: Institute for Defence Studies & Analyses.
Place of Publication: New Delhi, India
Series/Report no.: Institute for Defence Studies & Analyses (IDSA Monograph Series); 2015; No. 47.
Description: "One workable methodology is to relate Kautilya’s Arthashastra with a current issue as explained in the four steps (a to d) below: (a) Summary of a problem or issues in contemporary times. (b) Relating (a) with concepts in the Arthashastra as in the sutras. (c) Re-statement of the problem or issue at (a) modified using vocabulary/ concepts from the Arthashastra as established at (b). Here one may bring about a change and may either agree or disagree with Kautilya and then state the concept or position. (d) Reiterate strategic vocabulary so established. The above-mentioned method brings out the reinterpretation of text for contemporary issues. This could be then related to concepts which may by similar or partially similar or even a mirror image for a comparative perspective.".
ISBN: 978-93-82169-57-4
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