|Publication Date||December 25, 2016|
This is the Original Engish Translation of Chanakya's(Also known as Kautilya) Arthasastra by R.Shamasastry,published in 1915.
Rudrapatna Shamasastry (1868–1944) was a Sanskrit scholar and librarian at the Oriental Research Institute Mysore. He discovered and published the Arthashastra, an ancient Indian treatise on statecraft, economic policy, and military strategy.
In 1905, Shamasastry discovered the Arthashastra among a heap of manuscripts during the couse of his offcial work in Oriental Research Institute Mysore. He transcribed, edited and published the Sanskrit edition in 1909. He proceeded to translate it into English, publishing it in 1915
Until this discovery, the Arthashastra was known only through references to it in other works.
This discovery was "an epoch-making event in the history of the study of ancient Indian polity". It altered the perception of ancient India and changed the course of history studies, notably the false belief of European scholars at the time that Indians learnt the art of administration from the Greeks.While going the through the book,you will be amazed at the intellect and strategy ancient indian political class and the stategies are relevent even today.