Kshetrajavivada, Kṣetrajavivāda, Kshetraja-vivada: 2 definitions



Kshetrajavivada 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 Kṣetrajavivāda can be transliterated into English as Ksetrajavivada or Kshetrajavivada, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Dharmashastra (religious law)

[«previous next»] — Kshetrajavivada in Dharmashastra glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Dharma-śāstra

Kṣetrajavivāda (क्षेत्रजविवाद) refers to “land disputes”, and is commonly classified as one of the eighteen vyavahārapada, or “law titles” in the ancient Dharmaśāstras. These vyavahārapadas are categories of ‘legal procedures’ and define a major type of crime for which a person may be tried. The term is derived from vyavahāra (“lawsuits” or “case”) which defines the case between the plaintiff and the defendant, which is often related to social and commercial transactions.

Kṣetrajavivāda is mentioned in the following sources as one of the eighteen vyavahārapadas: the Nāradasmṛti (mātṛkā 1.30).

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Dharmashastra (धर्मशास्त्र, dharmaśāstra) contains the instructions (shastra) regarding religious conduct of livelihood (dharma), ceremonies, jurisprudence (study of law) and more. It is categorized as smriti, an important and authoritative selection of books dealing with the Hindu lifestyle.

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Arthashastra (politics and welfare)

[«previous next»] — Kshetrajavivada in Arthashastra glossary
Source: Shodhganga: Kakati Ganapatideva and his times (artha)

Kṣetrajavivāda (क्षेत्रजविवाद) or Sīmāvivāda refers to disputes related to the fields. Nārada defines it as a dispute with regard to land in which the virtue of the nature of embarkments, the boundaries of the fields, ploughed land and fallow lands have to be decided. Kātyāyana describes six causes of land disputes viz., claiming more land, claim that a person is entitled more than he possess, claim to share, denial of share, seizing possession where previously there was none and boundary. In all these cases boundaries have directly or indirectly to be settled and therefore all those are included under the topic of sīmāvivādas.

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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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