STRATEGIC ANALYSIS

Kautilya’s Arthashastra: an intellectual portrait: the classical roots of modern politics in India

Amb. Jayant Prasad was Director General, Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses, New Delhi. Click here for detailed profile[+]
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  • July 2018
    Volume: 
    42
    Issue: 
    4
    Book Review

    The generalist reader, as also those interested in indigenous historical knowledge, owes a debt of gratitude to Professor Subrata K. Mitra and Dr. Michael Liebig for bringing out this remarkable study. This is especially so since the IDSA has been investing for several years now in studying indigenous historical knowledge and its links to modern Indian political thought. Professor Mitra and Dr. Liebig bring out, in their unique interpretive account, how the inheritance of Kautilya’s philosophy is embedded in India’s political praxis right through its history and how this text is connected to contemporary India.

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