Kautilya Arthashastra [sanskrit]

37,100 words | ISBN-13: 9788171106417

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).

Chapter 1.8

[English text for this chapter is available]

sahādhyāyino amātyān kurvīta dṛṣṭaśaucasāmarthyatvāt iti bhāradvājaḥ || KAZ_01.8.01 ||

te hyasya viśvāsyā bhavanti iti || KAZ_01.8.02 ||

neti viśālākṣaḥ || KAZ_01.8.03 ||

sahakrīḍitatvātparibhavantyenam || KAZ_01.8.04 ||

ye hyasya guhyasadharmāṇastānamātyān kurvīta samānaśīlavyasanatvāt || KAZ_01.8.05 ||

te hyasya marmajñabhayānnāparādhyanti iti || KAZ_01.8.06 ||

sādhāraṇaiṣa doṣaḥ iti pārāśarāḥ || KAZ_01.8.07 ||

teṣāmapi marmajñabhayātkṛtākṛtānyanuvarteta || KAZ_01.8.08 ||

yāvadbhyo guhyamācaṣṭe janebhyaḥ puruṣādhipaḥ || KAZ_01.8.09ab ||

avaśaḥ karmaṇā tena vaśyo bhavati tāvatām || KAZ_01.8.09cd ||

yainamāpatsu prāṇābādhayuktāsvanugṛhṇīyustānamātyān kurvīta dṛṣṭānurāgatvāt iti || KAZ_01.8.10 ||

neti piśunaḥ || KAZ_01.8.11 ||

bhaktireṣā na buddhiguṇaḥ || KAZ_01.8.12 ||

saṃkhyātārtheṣu karmasu niyuktā ye yathādiṣṭamarthaṃ saviśeṣaṃ kuryustānamātyān kurvīta dṛṣṭaguṇatvāt iti || KAZ_01.8.13 ||

neti kauṇapadantaḥ || KAZ_01.8.14 ||

anyairamātyaguṇairayuktā hyete || KAZ_01.8.15 ||

pitṛpaitāmahānamātyān kurvīta dṛṣṭāvadānatvāt || KAZ_01.8.16 ||

te hyenamapacarantamapi na tyajanti sagandhatvāt || KAZ_01.8.17 ||

amānuṣeṣvapi caitaddṛśyate || KAZ_01.8.18 ||

gāvo hyasagandhaṃ gogaṇamatikramya sagandheṣvevāvatiṣṭhante iti || KAZ_01.8.19 ||

neti vātavyādhiḥ || KAZ_01.8.20 ||

te hyasya sarvamavagṛhya svāmivatpracaranti || KAZ_01.8.21 ||

tasmānnītivido navānamātyān kurvīta || KAZ_01.8.22 ||

navāstu yamasthāne daṇḍadharaṃ manyamānā nāparādhyanti iti || KAZ_01.8.23 ||

neti bāhudantī putraḥ || KAZ_01.8.24 ||

śāstravidadṛṣṭakarmā karmasu viṣādaṃ gacchet || KAZ_01.8.25 ||

tasmādabhijanaprajñāśaucaśauryānurāgayuktānamātyān kurvīta guṇaprādhānyāt iti || KAZ_01.8.26 ||

sarvamupapannamiti kauṭilyaḥ || KAZ_01.8.27 ||

kāryasāmarthyādd hi puruṣasāmarthyaṃ kalpyate || KAZ_01.8.28 ||

sāmarthyaśca vibhajyāmātyavibhavaṃ deśakālau ca karma ca || KAZ_01.8.29ab ||

amātyāḥ sarva evaite kāryāḥ syurna tu mantriṇaḥ || KAZ_01.8.29cd ||

Other print editions:

Also see the following print editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Arthashastra Chapter 1.8

Cover of edition (2019)

The Kautiliya Arthasastra: 3 Volumes
by R.P. Kangle (2019)

[Publisher: Motilal Banarsidass Publishers Pvt. Ltd.]

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A Dictionary of Technical Terms in Kautilya's Arthasastra
by Bijoya Goswami Dev And Debarchana Sarkar Dev (2005)

DSA (Sanskrit), Jadavpur University Series; [Publisher: Sanskrit Pustak Bhandar]

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Cover of edition (1991)

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by Acharya Vishnu Gupta (आचार्य विष्णु गुप्त) (1991)

1947 pages; Set of 4 Volumes; [Sampurnanand Sanskrit University]

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by Radhagovinda Basak (2015)

971 pages; Set of 2 Volumes; [Sanskrit Book Depot]

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Cover of edition (2017)

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by Vachaspati Gairola (वाचस्पति गैरोला) (2017)

910 pages; कौटिलीय अर्थशास्त्रम् (संस्कृत एवम् हिन्दी अनुवाद); [Publisher: Chaukhambha Vidya Bhawan]

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Cover of edition (2010)

Kautiliya Arthasastra (Gujarati translation)
by Niteen R. Desai (નીતીન ર દેસાઈ) (2010)

359 pages; [Philosophical-Cultural Test] કૌટિલીય અર્થશાસ્ત્ર (દાર્શનિક -સાંસ્કૃતિક પરીક્ષણ); [Publisher: Lalbhai Dalpatbhai Bharatiya Sanskriti Vidyamandir, Ahemdabad]

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Cover of edition (2010)

Kautilya Arthashastra (Kannada translation)
by Ankita Pustaka, Bangalore (2010)

632 pages; ಕೌತಲಿಯ ಅರ್ಥಶಾಸ್ತ್ರ;

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Kautilya Economics (Marathi)
by B R Hivargaonkar (0)

586 pages; कौटिलीय अर्थशास्त्र; [Publisher: Varada Books, Pune]

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Cover of edition (2016)

Arthasastram Kautilyan (Malayalam)
by K.V.M. (2016)

568 pages; कौटिलीय अर्थशास्त्र; [Publisher: Kerala Sahitya Akademi, Thrissur]; ISBN: 9788176903004

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