Shasanapatra, aka: Śasanapatra, Shasana-patra; 3 Definition(s)
Shasanapatra means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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 Śasanapatra can be transliterated into English as Sasanapatra or Shasanapatra, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Arthashastra (politics and welfare)
Śasanapatra (शसनपत्र) 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 Śasanapatra).Source: archive.org: Studies in Kautilya Vocabulary
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.
Languages of India and abroad
śāsanapatra (शासनपत्र).—n S A plate (of copper, stone &c.) or a sheet of paper on which an edict or a charter or grant is inscribed.Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.
1) a plate (usually of copper) on which a grant of land &c. is inscribed.
2) a sheet of paper on which an order is written.
Derivable forms: śāsanapatram (शासनपत्रम्).
Śāsanapatra is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms śāsana and patra (पत्र).Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family. 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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