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 5.4

[English text for this chapter is available]

lokayātrāvid rājānamātmadravyaprakṛtisaṃpannaṃ priyahitadvāreṇāśrayeta || KAZ_05.4.01 ||

yaṃ manyeta yathāhamāśrayepsurevamasau vinayepsurābhigāmikaguṇayuktaḥ iti dravyaprakṛtihīnamapyenamāśrayeta na tvevānātmasaṃpannam || KAZ_05.4.02 ||

anātmavā hi nītiśāstradveṣādanarthyasaṃyogādvā prāpyāpi mahadaiśvaryaṃ na bhavati || KAZ_05.4.03 ||

ātmavati labdhāvakāśaḥ śāstrānuyogaṃ dadyāt || KAZ_05.4.04 ||

avisaṃvādādd hi sthānasthairyamavāpnoti || KAZ_05.4.05 ||

matikarmasu pṛṣṭhastadātve cāyatyāṃ ca dharmārthasaṃyuktaṃ samarthaṃ pravīṇavadapariṣadbhīruḥ kathayet || KAZ_05.4.06 ||

īpsitaḥ paṇeta dharmārthānuyogamaviśiṣṭeṣu balavatsaṃyukteṣu daṇḍadhāraṇaṃ matsaṃyoge tadātve ca daṇḍadhāraṇamiti na kuryāḥ pakṣaṃ vṛttiṃ guhyaṃ ca me nopahanyāḥ saṃjñayā ca tvāṃ kāmakrodhadaṇḍaneṣu vārayeyamiti || KAZ_05.4.07 ||

ādiṣṭaḥ pradiṣṭāyāṃ bhūmāvanujñātaḥ praviśet upaviśecca pārśvataḥ saṃnikṛṣṭaviprakṛṣṭaḥ parāsanam || KAZ_05.4.08 ||

vigṛhya kathanamasabhyamapratyakṣamaśraddheyamanṛtaṃ ca vākyamuccairanarmaṇi hāsaṃ vātaṣṭhīvane ca śabdavatī na kuryāt || KAZ_05.4.09 ||

mithaḥ kathanamanyena janavāde dvandvakathanam rājño veṣamuddhatakuhakānāṃ ca ratnātiśayaprakāśābhyarthanamekākṣyoṣṭhanirbhogaṃ bhrukuṭīkarma vākyāvakṣepaṇaṃ ca bruvati balavatsaṃyuktavirodhaṃ strībhiḥ strīdarśibhiḥ sāmantadūtairdveṣyapakṣāvakṣiptānarthyaiśca pratisaṃsargamekārthacaryāṃ saṃghātaṃ ca varjayet || KAZ_05.4.10 ||

ahīnakālaṃ rājārthaṃ svārthaṃ priyahitaiḥ saha || KAZ_05.4.11ab ||

parārthaṃ deśakāle ca brūyāddharmārthasaṃhitam || KAZ_05.4.11cd ||

pṛṣṭaḥ priyahitaṃ brūyānna brūyādahitaṃ priyam || KAZ_05.4.12ab ||

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tūṣṇīṃ prativākye syādveṣyādīṃśca na varṇayet || KAZ_05.4.13ab ||

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parātsaṃkrāmayedghoraṃ na ca ghoraṃ pare vadet || KAZ_05.4.15ab ||

titikṣetātmanaścaiva kṣamāvānpṛthivīsamaḥ || KAZ_05.4.15cd ||

ātmarakṣā hi satataṃ pūrvaṃ kāryā vijānatā || KAZ_05.4.16ab ||

agnāviva hi saṃproktā vṛttī rājopajīvinām || KAZ_05.4.16cd ||

ekadeśaṃ dahedagniḥ śarīraṃ paraṃ gataḥ || KAZ_05.4.17ab ||

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Other print editions:

Also see the following print editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Arthashastra Chapter 5.4

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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Cover of edition (0)

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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