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The  resource persons   include scholars who presented papers in various seminars and workshops  beginning October 2012  at the  IDSA  and whose  chapters or papers/monographs are published or forthcoming.  The project is on indigenous historical knowledge . For a beginning this data base is based on series of seminars and workshops on Kautilya’s Arthasastra.

S.No Name Affiliation Selected Work Email IDs
1. Shri Shivshankar Menon National Security Adviser Keynote Address at National Seminar on Kautilya of  October 18, 2012, October 8, 2013 [Video] and April 9, 2014 [Video].

 

2. Arvind Gupta, PhD Former Director General IDSA Welcome Remarks in national seminars  and chairperson all sessions on  policy as  related to traditional historical indigenous knowledge and relevance and way forward . Co- editor ( with  PK Gautam and Saurabh Mishra)   Indigenous Historical Knowledge : Kautilya and His VocabularyVolume 1 and 2  
Need for Modern Arthashastra, The New Indian Express, April 14, 2014.
lbscidsa [at] gmail.com
3. P.K. Gautam Research Fellow, IDSA and convener of national and international seminar on Kautilya, October 2013 and April 2014 1. Coping with Environmental Challenges: The Importance of Evolving a Balance between Artha, Kama and Dharma, IDSA Comment, March 23, 2016, P. K. Gautam
2. Using Temple Gold for Shoring up the Economy: Learning from Kautilya’s Arthashastra, IDSA Comment, April 17, 2015, P. K. Gautam
3. Relevance of Kautilya’s ArthasastraStrategic Analysis, Vol.37, No.1, January-February 2013

4. Shruti and Smriti: Some Issues in the Re-emergence  of Indian  Traditional Knowledge, IDSA Issue Brief, February 12, 2013

5. Understanding Kautilya’s Four Upayas, IDSA web commentary June 20, 2013

6.  IDSA Monograph No20, July 2013  One Hundred Years of Kautilya’s Arthasastra 

7. ‘Overcoming the Ways of Matsya Nyaya’, Strategic Analysis, Vol.37, No.5, September- October 2013

8. ‘The Cholas : Some Enduring Issues of Statecraft, Military Matters and International Relations’, Journal of Defence Studies, Vol.7, No.4, October- December 2013
9. Editing proceedings of seminar  on Kautilya of October 18,  2012  and  vocabulary workshop April 9,  2013 as PK Gautam, Saurabh Mishra and Arvind Gupta (eds.) Indigenous Historical Knowledge : Kautilya and His Vocabulary –Part1 .   Chapters in Volume 1: 
(a)  ‘ Policy Issues Identified and Next Step(s)’
(b) ‘Three  Examples-I- Dharmavijay(just war) : Liberation of Bangladesh 1971, II- Winning the Peace and Wars of Armed Conflict and War With or  Without Spilling Blood?  : Clausewitz and Kautilya.
Indigenous Historical Knowledge : Kautilya and His Vocabulary –Part 1
10. Kautilya’s Arthashastra: Contemporary Issues and Comparison, Monograph, P. K. Gautam, 2015.


11. Interpreting Concepts in Kautilya’s Arthasastra: Indo-Pakistan-Afghan Relations, Strategic Analysis

12.  Editing(as lead editor)  proceedings of seminar  on Kautilya of October 8,  2013   as Arvind Gupta and PK Gautam(eds.) Indigenous Historical Knowledge : Kautilya and His Vocabulary – Volume 2   

13. ‘ One Year of Arthasastra: Response, Pedagogy and Research’, (forthcoming edited chapter) in Developing Indigenous Concepts and Vocabulary: Kautilya’s Arthasastra  –Volume 2 [Video]
14. Composition of the Army- Then and Now [Video]
pkgautam2003 [at] yahoo.co.in
4. Saurabh Mishra Research Assistant Editing (as lead editor)  proceedings of workshop  on Kautilya of October 18,  2012  and  vocabulary workshop April 9,  2013 as PK Gautam, Saurabh Mishra and Arvind Gupta (eds.) Indigenous Historical Knowledge : Kautilya and His Vocabulary – Volume 1 saurabh14mishra [at] gmail.com
5 Dr. Radhakrishnan Pillai Chanakya Institute of Public Leadership, Department of Philosophy, Bombay University 1. ‘What Lies Where and Current Teaching Programme’, (forthcoming edited chapter) in Developing Indigenous Concepts and Vocabulary: Kautilya’s Arthasastra– Volume 1 [Video]

2. ‘A relook at various powers used in military strategy in Arthasastra’(forthcoming edited chapter) in Developing Indigenous Concepts and Vocabulary: Kautilya’s Arthasastra  – Volume 2  [Video]
3. Application of Chanakya’s Saptanga model in modern warfare strategy [Video]
rchanakyapillai [at] ciplmumbai.in
6. Dr. Santosh Kumar Shukla Special Centre for Sanskrit Studies, JNU ‘State of Teaching of Sanskrit as it Relates to Kautilya’(forthcoming edited chapter) in Developing Indigenous Concepts and Vocabulary: Kautilya’s Arthasastra– Volume 1 [Video]  
7 Dr. Amalesh Kumar Mishra History Division, Ministry of Defence 1. Case Study-Kautilya as Known to Me Through Sanskrit [Video]

2.  ‘Intelligence System as Described in Arthasastra of Kautilya’

(forthcoming edited chapters) in Developing Indigenous Concepts and Vocabulary: Kautilya’s Arthasastra– Volume 1 [Video]
amleshmishra_delhi [at] yahoo.com
8. Dr.Ranabir Chakravarti Centre for Historical Studies, JNU ‘The Kautilyan Concepts of the Circle of States and the Six-Fold Policy of Inter-State Relation’ (forthcoming edited chapter) in Developing Indigenous Concepts and Vocabulary: Kautilya’s Arthasastra-Volume 1 [Video]  
9. Dr. Krishnendu Ray Department of History,   University of Calcutta ‘Varieties of Sandhis and Varieties of Mitras:  An Understanding Through Text’, (forthcoming edited chapter) in Developing Indigenous Concepts and Vocabulary: Kautilya’s Arthasastra–Volume 1 [Video] krishnenduray5 [at] gmail.com
10. Amb. A.N.D Haksar Indian Foreign Service  (Retd.), scholar of Sanskrit ‘A Post-Kautilya View of Diplomacy: the   Nitisara of Kamandaki’ (forthcoming edited chapter) in Developing Indigenous Concepts and Vocabulary: Kautilya’s Arthasastra–Volume 1 [Video]  
11. Wg Cdr G. Adityakiran   1.‘Kautilya’s Pioneering Exposition of Comprehensive National   Power in the Arthasastar’(forthcoming edited chapter) in Developing Indigenous Concepts and Vocabulary: Kautilya’s Arthashastra  –Volume 1 [Video]

2. ‘Exploring the concepts of Grand Strategy and strategic planning in Kautilya's Arthasastra through a hermeneutical lens’(forthcoming edited chapter)in Developing Indigenous Concepts and Vocabulary: Kautilya’s Arthasastra  –Volume 2 [Video]
 
12. Wg Cdr Sachin More   1. ‘Arthasastra and its relevance in Contemporary Security Environment’ (forthcoming edited chapter) in Developing Indigenous Concepts and Vocabulary: Kautilya’s Arthasastra–Volume 1 [Video]

2. Monograph ‘Arthasastra : Lessons for the Contemporary Security Environment with South Asia as a case study’  
 
13. Dr. S. Kalyanaraman Research Fellow, IDSA ‘History and Study of International Relations’, (forthcoming edited chapter) in Developing Indigenous Concepts and Vocabulary: Kautilya’s Arthasastra–Volume 1 [Video] skalyanaraman.idsa [at] nic.in
14. Tarun Kumar Doctoral Scholar, Delhi University Issue Brief , ‘ Corruption in Administration : Evaluating the Kautilyan Antecedents’, October 12, 2012 tarunvenky [at] gmail.com
15. Group Captain Vinay Vittal Air HQ. 1. ‘ The Grand Strategy’,  Kautilya's  Arthashastra: A Timeless Grand Strategy’ , (forthcoming edited chapter) in Developing Indigenous Concepts and Vocabulary: Kautilya’s Arthasastra –Volume 1    

2.  ‘Counter Insurgency Strategy’,   (forthcoming edited chapter)in Developing Indigenous Concepts and Vocabulary: Kautilya’s Arthasastra  –Volume 2 [Video]
savinay3006 [at] gmail.com
16.  Dr Deepshikha Shahi    
Associate Professor,

University of Delhi
‘Arthasastra Beyond Realpolitik: The ‘Eclectic’ Face of Kautilya’(forthcoming edited chapter) in Developing Indigenous Concepts and Vocabulary: Kautilya’s Arthasastra  – Volume 1     deepshikha.shahi [at] gmail.com
17. Jean Langlois   Awarded in 2013 a merit based grant from CEIAS/EHESS to study the renewal of India's strategic thinking, and he is currently finishing a PHD at Ecole Normale Supérieure Paris ‘Chapter 10 Kautilya’s Teachings on How to “Create” Loyal Soldiers in One’s Side but Sedition in the Enemy’s Army ’ , in Pradeep Kumar Gautam , Saurabh Mishra and Arvind Gupta (Eds.), Indigenous Historical Knowledge: Kautilya and His Vocabulary Volume I , IDSA/Pentagon Press, New Delhi, 2015. jeanlanglois4 [at] gmail.com
18. Dr Jayashree Vivekanandan Assistant Professor, South Asian University, New Delhi 1. ‘The Text as Tradition: Interpreting India's Strategic History ’ (forthcoming edited chapter) in Developing Indigenous Concepts and Vocabulary: Kautilya’s Arthasastra –Volume 2 [Video]   
2. Does Indian IR have a History? Seeking Answers in the Arthashastra [Video]
jayashree [at] sau.ac.in
19. Dr Medha Bisht Assistant Professor, South Asian University, New Delhi 1. ‘What are the nuances that may be missing   in the Western discourse on IR as existing in Arthasastra?’, (forthcoming edited chapter) in Developing Indigenous Concepts and Vocabulary: Kautilya’s Arthasastra  –Volume 2 [Video]   
2. Bargaining and Negotiation Analysis: Lessons from Arthashastra [Video]
medha.bisht [at] gmail.com
20. Wg Cdr   U.C. Jha(Retd) Ph D in Law and Governance from JNU and author International Humanitarian Law: The Laws of War (2011) ‘ Means and methods of warfare: Kautilya and Contemporary Laws of Armed Conflict’, (forthcoming edited chapter) in Developing Indigenous Concepts and Vocabulary: Kautilya’s Arthasastra  –Volume 2 [Video]    ucjha1 [at] rediffmail.com
21. Col Harjeet Singh( Retd) Author ‘Military Adages and Stratagems in the Kautilya Arthaśāstra’(forthcoming edited chapter) in Developing Indigenous Concepts and Vocabulary: Kautilya’s Arthasastra  –Volume 2  [Video]   colharjeetsingh [at] yahoo.com
22. Dr. U. P. Thapliyal Former Director, History Division, Ministry of Defence, ‘Teaching  Arthasastra’ (forthcoming edited chapter) in Developing Indigenous Concepts and Vocabulary: Kautilya’s Arthasastra  –Volume 2      
23. Prof. Shubhada Joshi Head of Department of Philosophy, University of Mumbai. 1. ‘Vidyasamuddesha: Its relevance in contemporary education: Defence and Development’,(forthcoming edited chapter) in Developing Indigenous Concepts and Vocabulary: Kautilya’s Arthasastra  –Volume 2    
2. Enlightened leadership – The concept of RAJARISHI from Arthashastra [Video]
jshubhada [at] gmail.com
24. Dr. Patrick Olivelle Professor of Sanskrit and Indian Religions and the Jacob and Frances Sanger Mossiker Chair in the Humanities at the University of Texas at Austin, USA. (a) “What are the issues of Ecology and the Management of Natural Resources in Kautilya's Arthaśāstra?”
b) The concept of "outwitting" (atisadhāna): the heart of Kauilyan strategy and diplomacy” [Video]
 
25. Dr Mark McClish Assistant Professor of Religion, Birmingham-Southern College, Birmingham, Alabama, USA Strategic Partnerships in Kautilyan Foreign Policy [Video]  
26. Michael Liebig Doctoral candidate, Goethe University, Frankfurt, Germany a) The Kautilya-Arthashastra and Core Concepts of Intelligence Analysis [Video]
b) Statecraft and Intelligence Analysis in the Kautilya-Arthashastra, Journal of Defence Studies, Vol. 8, No. 4, October-December 2014
michael.liebig1 [at] gmx.de
27. Prof Rashed- Uz- Zaman Dept of IR Dhaka University, Bangladesh What is the understanding of strategic culture when seen from the perspective of South Asian subcontinent? Is there any evidence of the Arthasastra in political behaviour? [Video]  
28. Dr Balbir Singh Sihag Professor Emeritus of Economics, University of Massachusetts, USA Kautilya on Far-sight, Foresight and Freedom (read out by Saurabh Mishra)  
29. Khounak Set Research Scholar in the Diplomacy and Disarmament Division, Centre for International Politics, Organization and Disarmament (CIPOD) in the School of International Studies (SIS), Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi Ancient Wisdom for the Modern World: Revisiting Kautilya and his Arthashastra in the Third Millennium, Strategic Analysis, Volume 39, Issue 6, November 2015 set.shounak [at] gmail.com
30. Malay Mishra Lieutenant Colonel of Indian Army Kautilya’s Arthashastra: Restoring its Rightful Place in the Field of International Relations
Journal of Defence Studies, April 2016, Volume: 10, Issue: 2
 

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