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MAXIMS OF CHANAKYA

(THE CRYSTALLISED WISDOM OF THE INDIAN MACHIAVELLI)

V.K. SUBRAMANIAN

 

Contents

 

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS       

I.  INTRODUCTION (CHANAKYA: HIS LIFE TIMES AND WORK)

 

II. MAXIMS FROM CHANAKYASUTRAS      

 

1.Ethical Roots

2.Economic Prosperity

3.Need for Right Ruler

4.Advisers, Aides, Counsellors, Ministers

5.Allies, Friends

6.Evils of Laziness

7.State Policy

8.Foreign Policy

9.Duties of Citizens

10.Evils of Vices

11.Advice for Rulers

12.Advice for Citizens

13.Rulers and People

14.General Dicta

 

III. MAXIMS FROM CHANAKYA-RAJANITISASTRA

 

1.Duties and Qualities of the Ruler

2.Good Rulers and Bad Rulers

3.Righteous Rule      

4.Protection of the People

5.Financial Policy     

6.Need for Learning and Knowledge

7.Miscellaneous Dicta for Rulers

8.Modus Operandi of Governance

9,Essential Features of a Good Country

10.Friends and Enemies

] l.Strategy towards Enemies and Friends

12.Miscellaneous Maxims

13.Duties and Qualities of State Officials

14.People and Rulers

15.Certain Generalisations on Rulers

 

IV. MAXIMS FROM ARTHASASTRA

 

I.Rulers: Duties and Qualities

2.Counsellors, Aides, Allies

3.Policy towards Enemies

4.Military Policy

5.Financial Policy

6.Corruption

7.Guarding of Secrets

8.Law, Justice, Punishment

9.Causes of People's Discontent

10.Ruling Family, Ruling Class

11.Duties of Officials

12.Training and Leaning

13. Philosophy

14.Miscellaneous Dicta

 

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