Anagatavekshana, Anagata-avekshana, Anāgatāvekṣaṇa: 2 definitions

Introduction

Anagatavekshana means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

The Sanskrit term Anāgatāvekṣaṇa can be transliterated into English as Anagataveksana or Anagatavekshana, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Arthashastra (politics and welfare)

[«previous (A) next»] — Anagatavekshana in Arthashastra glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Arthaśāstra

Anāgatāvekṣaṇa (अनागतावेक्षण) refers to “reference to a subsequent portion” and is the name of a yukti, or ‘technical division’, according to which the contents of the Arthaśāstra by Cāṇakya are grouped. Cāṇakya (4th-century BCE), aka Kauṭilya, was the chief minister of Chandragupta Maurya, the founder of the famous Maurya Empire.

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Arthashastra (अर्थशास्त्र, arthaśāstra) literature concerns itself with the teachings (shastra) of economic prosperity (artha) statecraft, politics and military tactics. The term arthashastra refers to both the name of these scientific teachings, as well as the name of a Sanskrit work included in such literature. This book was written (3rd century BCE) by by Kautilya, who flourished in the 4th century BCE.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

[«previous (A) next»] — Anagatavekshana in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Anāgatāvekṣaṇa (अनागतावेक्षण).—looking to the future, provident thought, foresight.

Derivable forms: anāgatāvekṣaṇam (अनागतावेक्षणम्).

Anāgatāvekṣaṇa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms anāgata and avekṣaṇa (अवेक्षण).

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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family. Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.

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