P. K. Gautam

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  • P. K. Gautam is Research Fellow at Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses, New Delhi. Click here for detail profile.

    A Longue Durée Perspective on Military Science in India

    This article posits that military science has been one of the most neglected subjects in Indian history in practice and in scholarship. Greater, popular scholarly focus tends to be mostly on subjects dealing with grand strategy and with it, abstract armchair theorising. While grand strategy is necessary at the political–military level, it is not sufficient as victory or defeat also depends on the capacity of the armed forces to achieve the desired results during the conduct of war.

    January-March 2018

    Kautilya’s Arthashastra and its Relevance to Contemporary Strategic Studies

    July 27, 2017

    Research Fellow, IDSA, Col PK Gautam’s article on Kautilya’s Arthashastra, titled ‘Kautilya’s Arthashastra and its Relevance to Contemporary Strategic Studies’ was published in the April-June 2017 issue of the USI Journal.

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    Murree and Pooch Mountain Batteries in the 1918 Palestine Campaign

    February 02, 2017

    Research Fellow, IDSA, Col PK Gautam’s article on Mountain Batteries in the 1918 Palestine Campaign titled, ‘Murree and Pooch Mountain Batteries in the 1918 Palestine Campaign’, was published in the October- December 2016 issues of the USI Journal, Vol. CXLVI, No. 606.

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    Military-Environment-Diplomacy Interface: Prospects and Challenges for India

    December 05, 2016

    Research Fellow, IDSA, Col PK Gautam’s article titled ‘Military - Environment- Diplomacy Interface: Prospects for India’ was published by the Science Technology and Security Forum of Manipal Advanced Research Group (MARG), Manipal University.

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    Kautilya’s Arthashastra and Scientific Thinking

    Event: 
    Fellows' Seminar
    October 21, 2016
    Time: 
    1030 to 1300 hrs

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

    Indigenous Historical Knowledge: Kautilya and His Vocabulary (Volume III)
    • Publisher: Pentagon Press
      2016

    This book is the third 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.

    • ISBN 978-81-8274-909-2,
    • Price: ₹. 795
    • E-copy available
    2016

    Understanding Dharma and Artha in Statecraft through Kautilya’s Arthashastra

    This monograph engages with and explores the concepts of dharma and artha in Kautilya's Arthashastra and also the Mahabharata, and provides a few contemporary examples.

    2016

    Coping with Environmental Challenges: The Importance of Evolving a Balance between Artha, Kama and Dharma

    Coping with Environmental Challenges: The Importance of Evolving a Balance between Artha, Kama and Dharma

    Only by making the concept of dharma central can a balance be evolved between the trivarga of artha, kama and dharma and lifestyle changes introduced to cope with climate change.

    March 23, 2016

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

    • Publisher: Pentagon Press
      2016

    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. 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.

    • ISBN 978-81-8274-866-8,
    • Price: ₹. 695.00
    • E-copy available
    2016

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