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 2.16

[English text for this chapter is available]

paṇyādhyakṣaḥ sthalajalajānāṃ nānāvidhānāṃ paṇyānāṃ sthalapathavāripathopayātānāṃ sāraphalgvarghāntaraṃ priyāpriyatāṃ ca vidyāttathā

vikṣepasaṃkṣepakrayavikrayaprayogakālān || KAZ_02.16.01 ||

yacca paṇyaṃ pracuraṃ syāttadekīkṛtyārghamāropayet || KAZ_02.16.02 ||

prāpte'rghe vārghāntaraṃ kārayet || KAZ_02.16.03 ||

svabhūmijānāṃ rājapaṇyānāmekamukhaṃ vyavahāraṃ sthāpayetparabhūmijānāmanekamukham || KAZ_02.16.04 ||

ubhayaṃ ca prajānāmanugraheṇa vikrāpayet || KAZ_02.16.05 ||

sthūlamapi ca lābhaṃ prajānāmaupaghātikaṃ vārayet || KAZ_02.16.06 ||

ajasrapaṇyānāṃ kāloparodhaṃ saṃkuladoṣaṃ notpādayet || KAZ_02.16.07 ||

bahumukhaṃ rājapaṇyaṃ vaidehakāḥ kṛtārghaṃ vikrīṇīran || KAZ_02.16.08 ||

chedānurūpaṃ ca vaidharaṇaṃ dadyuḥ || KAZ_02.16.09 ||

ṣoḍaśabhāgo mānavyājī viṃśatibhāgastulāmānaṃ gaṇyapaṇyānāmekādaśabhāgaḥ || KAZ_02.16.10 ||

parabhūmijaṃ paṇyamanugraheṇāvāhayet || KAZ_02.16.11 ||

nāvikasārthavāhebhyaśca parihāramāyatikṣamaṃ dadyāt || KAZ_02.16.12 ||

anabhiyogaścārtheṣvāgantūnāmanyatra sabhyopakāribhyaḥ || KAZ_02.16.13 ||

paṇyādhiṣṭhātāraḥ paṇyamūlyamekamukhaṃ kāṣṭhadroṇyāmekacchidrāpidhānāyāṃ nidadhyuḥ || KAZ_02.16.14 ||

ahnaścāṣṭame bhāge paṇyādhyakṣasyārpayeyuḥ idaṃ vikrītamidaṃ śeṣamiti || KAZ_02.16.15 ||

tulāmānabhāṇḍaṃ cārpayeyuḥ || KAZ_02.16.16 ||

iti svaviṣaye vyākhyātam || KAZ_02.16.17 ||

paraviṣaye tu paṇyapratipaṇyayorarghaṃ mūlyaṃ cāgamayya śulkavartanyātivāhikagulmataradeyabhaktabhāgavyayaśuddhamudayaṃ paśyet || KAZ_02.16.18 ||

asatyudaye bhāṇḍanirvahaṇena paṇyapratipaṇyānayanena lābhaṃ paśyet || KAZ_02.16.19 ||

tataḥ sārapādena sthalavyavahāramadhvanā kṣemeṇa prayojayet || KAZ_02.16.20 ||

aṭavyantapālapurarāṣṭramukhyaiśca pratisaṃsargaṃ gacchedanugrahārtham || KAZ_02.16.21 ||

āpadi sāramātmānaṃ mokṣayet || KAZ_02.16.22 ||

ātmano bhūmiṃ prāptaḥ sarvadeyaviśuddhaṃ vyavahareta || KAZ_02.16.23 ||

vāripathe yānabhāgakapathyadanapaṇyapratipaṇyārghapramāṇayātrākālabhayapratīkārapaṇyapattanacāritrāṇyupalabheta || KAZ_02.16.24 ||

nadīpathe ca vijñāya vyavahāraṃ caritrataḥ || KAZ_02.16.25ab ||

yato lābhastato gacchedalābhaṃ parivarjayet || KAZ_02.16.25cd ||

Other print editions:

Also see the following print editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Arthashastra Chapter 2.16

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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