Nitisara, Nītisāra: 5 definitions

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Introduction:

Nitisara 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.

In Hinduism

Arthashastra (politics and welfare)

Source: Google Books: The History and Chronology of Gunpowder and Gunpowder Weapons

Usanas is also said to have written the Nitisara, a condensed version of the Dandaniti, an ancient work on civil and military administration.

Source: Knowledge Traditions & Practices of India: Indian Ethics: Individual and Social

1) Nītisāra (नीतिसार) or Kāmandakīyanītisāra is the name of a text dealing with ethics and ethical values (nītiśāstra), attributed to Kāmandakīya. The Kāmandakīya Nītisāra is a Sanskrit work belonging to c. 700-750 CE.

2) Nītisara can also refer to the Śukranītisara: an abridged Sanskrit text on polity which is attributed to Śukrācārya but believed by scholars to be a work of the early medieval period of history.

Arthashastra book cover
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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 dictionary

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

1) Nītisāra (नीतिसार) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—Rādh. 21. Oppert. 72. 2359. 6364. Ii, 3377.
—by Kāmandaki q. v.
—attributed to Śukrācārya. L. 1828. Oudh. Xviii, 94.
—attributed to Ghaṭakarpara. Printed in Ha7berlin p. 504.

2) Nītisāra (नीतिसार):—ibid.
—attributed to Ghaṭakarpara. Stein 93.

3) Nītisāra (नीतिसार):—from the Garuḍapurāṇa. Hpr. 1, 209.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Nītisāra (नीतिसार):—[=nīti-sāra] [from nīti > nī] mn. Name of [work]

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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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