Kshemapatra, Kṣemapatra, Kshema-patra: 1 definition

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Kshemapatra 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 Kṣemapatra can be transliterated into English as Ksemapatra or Kshemapatra, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Arthashastra (politics and welfare)

Source: archive.org: Studies in Kautilya Vocabulary

Kṣemapatra (क्षेमपत्र) refers to a classification of official documents, according to the Śukranītisāra 2.290-314.—The Śukranītisāra is a Sanskrit work on ethics by Śukrācārya comprised of four chapters. The second chapter (uvarājādikṛtya, “the duties of the royal princes and the like”) speaks of the nature, character and validity of various documents (such as a Kṣemapatra).

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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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