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Indigenous Historical Knowledge: Kautilya and His Vocabulary (Volume II)

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2016

Publisher: Pentagon Press
ISBN: 978-81-8274-866-8 [Download E-Copy] [Buy Now]

About the Book

This book is the second in a series of three volumes on “Kautilya and His Vocabulary” as a part of the “Indigenous Historical Knowledge” project undertaken by the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA), New Delhi. The edited volumes contain select papers presented in a series of workshops, national and international seminars organised by the Institute. The project is an attempt to trace, look into, analyse and relate with the indigenous strategic thinking in India. These volumes aim at initiating the study, internalisation, spread and consolidation of Kautilya's Arthashastra in the strategic domain. The four focus themes in the three volumes are foreign policy, intelligence, war and internal security as they relate to contemporary times.

Contents

About the Contributors
Introduction
Welcome Remarks by Dr. Arvind Gupta, DG IDSA
Keynote Address by Shri Shivshankar Menon, National Security Adviser

    PART I: DISCOURSE ON INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS AND STRATEGIC CULTURE

  1. The Text as Tradition: Interpreting India’s Strategic History
    Jayashree Vivekanandan
  2. Revisiting the Arthasastra: Back to Understanding IR
    Medha Bisht
  3. Exploring the Concepts of Grand Strategy and Strategic Planning in Kautilya’s ArthaàÈstra through a Hermeneutical Lens
    G. Adityakiran
  4. PART II: ISSUES OF STRATEGY, ART AND LAWS OF WAR

  5. Kautilya’s Arthasastra: An Approach to Counter-Insurgency Strategy
    Vinay Vittal
  6. Methods and Means of Warfare: Kautilya and Contemporary Laws of Armed Conflict
    U.C. Jha
  7. Military Adages and Stratagems in Kautilya’s ArthaàÈstra
    Harjeet Singh
  8. One Year of Arthasastra: Response, Pedagogy and Research
    P.K. Gautam

Index


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