Kautilya Arthashastra [sanskrit]
37,100 words | ISBN-13: 9788171106417
Summary: The Sanskrit edition of Kautilya’s Arthashastra, an ancient encyclopedic treatise dealing with the ssience of politics, economics and warfare. Other topics include internal and foreign affairs, civil, military, commercial, fiscal, judicial, tables of weights, measures of length and divisions of time.
Kautilya is also named Vishnugupta and Chanakya and his Artha-shastra can be dated to 321-296 B.C.
Original title: Kauṭilya-Arthaśāstra (कौटिल्य-अर्थशास्त्र).
Contents of this online book ( + / - )
The full text of the Kautilya Arthashastra [sanskrit] is available here and publically accesible (free to read online). Of course, I would always recommend buying the book so you get the latest edition. You can see all this book’s content by visiting the pages in the below index:
For a compact overview of all verses, see the sitemap.
Other print editions:
Also see the following print editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Arthashastra Kautilya Arthashastra [sanskrit]