Kumaramatya, aka: Kumara-amatya, Kumārāmātya; 2 Definition(s)


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In Hinduism

Arthashastra (politics and welfare)

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Kumārāmātya (कुमारामात्य) refers to the “executive officers” (enjoying the status of a Kumāra) and represents an official title used in the political management of townships in ancient India. Officers, ministers, and sovereigns bearing such titles [eg., Kumārāmātya] were often present in ancient inscriptions when, for example, the king wanted to address his subjects or make an important announcement.

Source: Wisdom Library: Arthaśāstra
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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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India history and geogprahy

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Kumārāmātya (कुमारामात्य) is not an ordinary amātya but an amātya who is entitled in court etiquette to the honour and dignity of Kumāra or prince of the royal blood. This designation distinguishes him from an ordinary amātya or minister on the one hand and from a Kumāra or Prince on the other. That there were officers called simply Amātya is known from many seals found at Bhīṭā. But Kumārāmātya was an amātya par excellence and could therefore be attached to the king or the crown-prince

Source: What is India: Inscriptions of the Early Gupta Kings
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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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