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Author Bisht, Medha, author

Title Kautilya's Arthashastra : philosophy of strategy / Medha Bisht
Published Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2020
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Summary "This book examines in detail the strategic relevance of the Arthashastra. Attributed to the fourth century BCE, this classical treatise on state and statecraft rests at the intersection of political theory and international relations. Adopting a hermeneutic approach, the book discusses certain homologies related to concepts such as power, order, and morality. Underlining the conceptual value of the Arthashastra and classical texts such as Hitopdesha and Pancatantra, this volume highlights the non-western perspectives related to diplomacy and statecraft. It shows how a comparative analysis of these texts reveal a continuity rather than a change in the styles, tactics and political strategies. The book also showcases the value these ancient texts can bring to the study of contemporary international relations and political theory. This volume will be of interest to students, scholars and teachers of political studies, Indian political thought, and philosophy, South Asian studies, political theory and international relations"-- Provided by publisher
Analysis Statecraft
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Medha Bisht is a Senior Assistant Professor at the Department of International Relations, South Asian University. She has led international projects on water governance and diplomacy in South Asia. Her research interests include South Asia, water diplomacy, and strategic thought and practice
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Subject Kauṭalya. Arthaśāstra
Arthaśāstra (Kauṭalya)
Political science -- India -- History -- Early works to 1800
State, The -- Early works to 1800
HISTORY / Military / Strategy
PHILOSOPHY / Political
POLITICAL SCIENCE / History & Theory
Political science.
Politics and government.
State, The.
India -- Politics and government -- To 997
Genre/Form Early works.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2019028139
ISBN 0429329334