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 2.6

[English text for this chapter is available]

samāhartā durgaṃ rāṣṭraṃ khaniṃ setuṃ vanaṃ vrajaṃ vaṇikpathaṃ cāvekṣeta || KAZ_02.6.01 ||

śulkaṃ daṇḍaḥ pautavaṃ nāgariko lakṣaṇādhyakṣo mudrādhyakṣaḥ surā sūnā sūtraṃ tailaṃ ghṛtaṃ kṣāraḥ sauvarṇikaḥ paṇyasaṃsthā veśyā dyūtaṃ vāstukaṃ kāruśilpigaṇo devatādhyakṣo dvārabahirikādeyaṃ ca durgam || KAZ_02.6.02 ||

sītā bhāgo baliḥ karo vaṇik nadīpālastaro nāvaḥ pattanaṃ vivicitaṃ vartanī rajjuścorarajjuśca rāṣṭram || KAZ_02.6.03 ||

suvarṇarajatavajramaṇimuktāpravālaśaṅkhalohalavaṇabhūmiprastararasadhātavaḥ khaniḥ || KAZ_02.6.04 ||

puṣpaphalavāṭaṣaṇḍakedāramūlavāpāḥ setuḥ || KAZ_02.6.05 ||

paśumṛgadravyahastivanaparigraho vanam || KAZ_02.6.06 ||

gomahiṣamajāvikaṃ kharoṣtramaśvāśvataraṃ ca vrajaḥ || KAZ_02.6.07 ||

sthalapatho vāripathaśca vaṇikpathaḥ || KAZ_02.6.08 ||

ityāyaśarīram || KAZ_02.6.09 ||

mūlyaṃ bhāgo vyājī parighaḥ kḷptam (klṛptam) rūpikamatyayaścāyamukham || KAZ_02.6.10 ||

devapitṛpūjādānārthaṃ svastivācanamantaḥpuraṃ mahānasam dūtaprāvartimaṃ koṣṭhāgāramāyudhāgāram paṇyagṛhaṃ kupyagṛhaṃ karmānto viṣṭiḥ pattyaśvarathadvipaparigraho gomaṇḍalam paśumṛgapakṣivyālavāṭāḥ kāṣṭhatṛṇavāṭāśceti vyayaśarīram || KAZ_02.6.11 ||

rājavarṣaṃ māsaḥ pakṣo divasaśca vyuṣṭam varṣāhemantagrīṣmāṇāṃ tṛtīyasaptamā divasonāḥ pakṣāḥ śeṣāḥ pūrṇāḥ pṛthagadhimāsakaḥ iti kālaḥ || KAZ_02.6.12 ||

karaṇīyaṃ siddhaṃ śeṣamāyavyayau nīvī ca || KAZ_02.6.13 ||

saṃsthānaṃ pracāraḥ śarīrāvasthāpanamādānaṃ sarvasamudayapiṇḍaḥ saṃjātaṃ etatkaraṇīyam || KAZ_02.6.14 ||

kośārpitaṃ rājahāraḥ puravyayaśca praviṣṭaṃ paramasaṃvatsarānuvṛttaṃ śāsanamuktaṃ mukhājñaptaṃ cāpātanīyaṃ etatsiddham || KAZ_02.6.15 ||

siddhikarmayogaḥ daṇḍaśeṣamāharaṇīyaṃ balātkṛtapratiṣṭabdhamavamṛṣṭaṃ ca praśodhyaṃ etaccheṣamasāramalpasāraṃ ca || KAZ_02.6.16 ||

vartamānaḥ paryuṣito'nyajātaścāyaḥ || KAZ_02.6.17 ||

divasānuvṛtto vartamānaḥ || KAZ_02.6.18 ||

paramasāṃvatsarikaḥ parapracārasaṃkrānto paryuṣitaḥ || KAZ_02.6.19 ||

naṣṭaprasmṛtamāyuktadaṇḍaḥ pārśvaṃ pārihīṇikamaupāyanikaṃ ḍamaragatakasvamaputrakaṃ nidhiścānyajātaḥ || KAZ_02.6.20 ||

vikṣepavyādhitāntarārambhaśeṣaṃ ca vyayapratyāyaḥ || KAZ_02.6.21 ||

vikriye paṇyānāmarghavṛddhirupajā mānonmānaviśeṣo vyājī krayasaṃgharṣe vārdhavṛddhiḥ ityāyaḥ || KAZ_02.6.22 ||

nityo nityotpādiko lābho lābhotpādika iti vyayaḥ || KAZ_02.6.23 ||

divasānuvṛtto nityaḥ || KAZ_02.6.24 ||

pakṣamāsasaṃvatsaralābho lābhaḥ || KAZ_02.6.25 ||

tayorutpanno nityotpādiko lābhotpādika iti vyayaḥ || KAZ_02.6.26 ||

saṃjātādāyavyayaviśuddhā nīvī prāptā cānuvṛttā ca || KAZ_02.6.27 ||

evaṃ kuryātsamudayaṃ vṛddhiṃ cāyasya darśayet || KAZ_02.6.28ab ||

hrāsaṃ vyayasya ca prājñaḥ sādhayecca viparyayam || KAZ_02.6.28cd ||

Other print editions:

Also see the following print editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Arthashastra Chapter 2.6

Cover of edition (2019)

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

[Publisher: Motilal Banarsidass Publishers Pvt. Ltd.]

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Cover of edition (2005)

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)

Kautilya's Arthasastra with Five Commentaris
by Acharya Vishnu Gupta (आचार्य विष्णु गुप्त) (1991)

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

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Cover of edition (2015)

The Arthasastra of Kautilya (Bengali Translation)
by Radhagovinda Basak (2015)

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

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Cover of edition (2017)

Arthasastra of Kautilya (Hindi Translation)
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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