The Author of ‘Arthashastra’ was a Contemporary of ____.

  1. Ashoka
  2. Chandragupta Maurya
  3. Samudragupta
  4. Chandragupta Vikramaditya
Monis Rasool Professor Asked on 22nd October 2015 in Literature.
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Chandragupta Maurya

The Author of Arthashastra was a Contemporary of Chandragupta Maurya. It is an ancient Indian treatise on statecraft and the science of living.  It is work of India’s one of the best intellectuals Kautilya, also known as Chanakya or Vishnugupta. This book is written in Sanskrit. discusses theories and principles of governing a state. The means of this title book  is “the Science of Material Gain or Science of Polity, does not leave any doubts about it ends. Arthashastra is divided into 15 books;

  1. Concerning Discipline; Regarding Discipline about the Economic Feedback 
  2. The Duties of Government Superintendents 
  3. Concerning Law 
  4. The Removal of Thorns 
  5. The Conduct of Courtiers 
  6. The Source of Sovereign States 
  7. The End of the Six-Fold Policy 
  8. Concerning Vices and Calamities 
  9. The Work of an Invader 
  10. Relating to War 
  11. The Conduct of Corporation 
  12. Concerning a Powerful Enemy 
  13. Strategic Means to Capture a Fortress 
  14. Secret means 
  15. The Plan of a Treatise


Monis Rasool Professor Answered on 22nd October 2015.
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