Nitiprakashika, Nītiprakāśikā: 4 definitions


Nitiprakashika 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 Nītiprakāśikā can be transliterated into English as Nitiprakasika or Nitiprakashika, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Arthashastra (politics and welfare)

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Source: Google Books: Hinduism and the Ethics of Warfare in South Asia

The Nitiprakasika (expounder of polity) conctains eight cantos (chapters). The author of the Nitiprakasika (composed around the sixteenth century) is probably Vaisampayana. Vaisampayana notes the importance of gunpowder. He speaks about nalikas (handguns) and the use of hand grenades. The latter were comprised of pots filled with resin of the Sal tree, burning husks of corn, stones, iron spikes, and so on.

Source: Shodhganga: Rajadharma in the Mahabharata

Nītiprakāśikā (नीतिप्रकाशिका).—The Nītiprakāśikā is ascribed to Vaiśampāyana, the disciples of Vyāsa and the narrator of the Mahābhārata and the Harivaṃśa. It is a work on science of polity, and contains eight chapters. Many points of these Nītiprakāśikā bear similarities with the Rāmāyaṃa, mainly first two kāṇḍas of the Rāmāyaṇa, and also with the Mahābhārata and the Harivaṃśa.

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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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General definition (in Hinduism)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Hinduism

Nītiprakāśikā (शुक्रनीति, “expounder of polity”) is the name of a Sanskrit work written by Vaiśampāyana.

Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Nitiprakashika in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

Nītiprakāśikā (नीतिप्रकाशिका) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—by Vaiśampāyana. Gov. Or. Libr. Madras 90 (and—[commentary]).

Nītiprakāśikā has the following synonyms: Vaiśaṃpāyananīti.

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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 (even English!). 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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