Saptang Theory of State

Which one of the following is the seventh part of the State according to Saptang Theory of State?

  1. Janapad
  2. Durga
  3. Mitra
  4. Kosha
Monis Rasool Professor Asked on 14th May 2015 in History.
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    Option 3 ( Mitra ) is the right answer

    The Saptanga Theory was given by ancient Indian political thinker  Chankya in his treatise on statecraft, ‘Arthasastra’. The Saptanga Theory was given by ancient Indian political thinker  Chankya in his treatise on statecraft, ‘Arthasastra’.
    Chanakya was an Ancient  Indian teacher, philosopher, and royal advisor. Chanakya served as the chief advisor to both Chandragupta and his son Bindusara.

    Mitra (Friend): Chanakya considered the role of mitra was very important in times of critical conditions. The mitra should be one who was an independent king. The king as far as possible should try to build good friends. The friendship lessens the work of the king because the friend didn’t pose any security threat the state.

    The friend was to be time tested one. Chanakya contended that the friendship should be established with the powerful and trustworthy nations.

    Harsh Vardhan Professor Answered on 14th May 2015.
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