This book brings together these views to prepare a coherent account of their political ideas and reconstructs the pre-Kautilyan Arthashastra tradition with the help of available sources.
Author: Ashok S. Chousalkar
Publisher: Sage Publications Pvt. Limited
Revisiting the Political Thought of Ancient India: Pre-Kautilyan Arthashastra Tradition rediscovers the political ideas of the original and celebrated schools of thought in ancient India—early Arthashastra and Pre-Kautilyan traditions. This book throws light on hitherto not very well-known aspects of political ideas in ancient India, which flourished during the 5th and 4th centuries before Christ. Kautilya’s Arthashastra is a major text on ancient Indian political thought, wherein he cited views of a number of Arthashastra teachers who had written on political science. Unfortunately, their writings are not available today; only their views are found scattered in different texts. This book brings together these views to prepare a coherent account of their political ideas and reconstructs the pre-Kautilyan Arthashastra tradition with the help of available sources.
In ancient India, peasant uprising was one of the causes behind the downfall of
the Nanda Empire. ... Chousalkar, Ashok S., Revisiting the Political Thought of
Ancient India: Pre-Kautilyan Arthasastra Tradition (New Delhi: SAGE, 2018).
Author: Kaushik Roy
Military Thought of Asia challenges the assertion that the generation of rational secular ideas about the conduct of warfare is the preserve of the West, by analysing the history of ideas of warfare in Asia from the ancient period to the present. The volume takes a transcontinental and comparative approach to provide a broad overview of the evolution of military thought in Asia. The military traditions and theories which have emerged in different parts of Eurasia throughout history are products of geopolitics and unique to the different regions. The book considers the systematic and tight representation of ideas by famous figures including Kautlya and Sun Tzu. At the same time, it also highlights publications on military affairs by small men like mid-ranking officers and scattered ideas regarding the origin, nature and societal impact of organised violence present in miscellaneous sources like coins, inscriptions, paintings and fictional literature. In so doing, the book fills a historiographical gap in scholarship on military thought, which marginalises Asia to the part of cameo, and historicises the evolution of theory and the praxis of warfare. The volume shows that the ‘East’ has a long unbroken tradition of conceptualising war and its place in society from the Classical Era to the Information Age. It is essential reading for those interested in the evolution of military thought throughout history, particularly in Asia.
... Delhi, 1981 Majumdar, A K, Concise History of Ancient India, Vol II, Political
Theory, Administration and Economic Life, ... Ancient India, New Delhi, 2007
Mittal Nath Surendra, Kautilya Arthasastra Revisited, Centre for Studies in
Author: Sanjeev Kumar Sharma
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
This is the first book to study taxation and revenue collection through a detailed analysis of public finance and financial administration in four major Indian texts, namely Mahabharata, Manusmriti, Shukranitisar and Arthashastra, as philosophers trained in the Indian classic tradition and scholars working on ancient Indian wisdom mostly prefer a more abstract approach. India has a long tradition of at least two millennia of active philosophizing in the fields of logic, ethics, epistemology and metaphysics, though many in the West feel hesitant in according it the title “philosophy” in their sense of the word. Furthermore, few in India have taken it beyond philosophy towards active knowledge. This book re-visits and re-interprets the contexts of these texts with logic and objectivity to bring the pearls of knowledge found within into the present day, showing that Sanskrit is still the lingua franca of intellectual dialogue in India.
Some early Western commentators did not regard it as impressive political theory
, but useful as a window on ancient India . Another line of thought was anxious to
show that Kautilya anticipated Machiavelli and is as impressive as Aristotle .
Author: Bhu Dev Sharma
Publisher: World Association for Vedic Studies USA
Papers presented at International Conference on Revisiting Indus-Sarasvati Age & Ancient India, held in Atlanta, Oct., 4-6, 1996.
Religion and Storytelling in Ancient Greece Julia Kindt ... of pilgrimage in Greek
religion and society,' SMSR 61,276–92 (2000) 'Theoria and darsan: pilgrimage
and vision in Greece and India,' CQ 50, 133–46 (2001) ' Tourism ... Oxford, 40–52
(2014) State Pilgrims and Sacred Observers in Ancient Greece: A Study of
Theōria and Theōroi. ... The Cambridge Companion to Ancient Greek Political
Author: Julia Kindt
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Revisiting Delphi speaks to all admirers of Delphi and its famous prophecies, be they experts on ancient Greek religion, students of the ancient world, or just lovers of a good story. It invites readers to revisit the famous Oracle of Apollo at Delphi, along with Herodotus, Euripides, Socrates, Pausanias and Athenaeus, offering the first comparative and extended enquiry into the way these and other authors force us to move the link between religion and narrative centre stage. Their accounts of Delphi and its prophecies reflect a world in which the gods frequently remain baffling and elusive despite every human effort to make sense of the signs they give.
Hindu eschatology and the Indian caste system : An example of structural
reversal . The Journal of ... Intellectual discourse and the politics of modernization
: Negotiating modernity in Iran . ... Kautilya : Foreign policy and international
system in the ancient Hindu world . ... Last rights : Revisiting four theories of the
Author: Shelton A. Gunaratne
Publisher: Hampton Press (NJ)
This book interprets press theory from the perspective of Eastern philosophy to derive a more humanocentric theoretical framework that reflects the integration of Eastern ontology with Western epistemology. The book's chapters focus on the nature of democracy, the parallels between Eastern philosophy and quantum physics, systems thinking and the theory of living systems, West-centrism of classical ""press"" theories, the potential linking of Eastern ontology with Western epistemology, the new theory of communication-outlets and free expression, democracy and journalism, and the future directions that communication inquiry should address.
History of Indian Philosophy. Volume 1. ... De Nys, Martin J. “God, Creatures, and
Relations: Revisiting Classical Theism. ... Dubs, Homer H. “Theism and
Naturalism in Ancient Chinese Philosophy. ... Classical Confucian Political
Author: Alexus McLeod
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Contemporary scholars of Chinese philosophy often presuppose that early China possessed a naturalistic worldview, devoid of any non-natural concepts, such as transcendence. Challenging this presupposition head-on, Joshua R. Brown and Alexus McLeod argue that non-naturalism and transcendence have a robust and significant place in early Chinese thought. This book reveals that non-naturalist positions can be found in early Chinese texts, in topics including conceptions of the divine, cosmogony, and apophatic philosophy. Moreover, by closely examining a range of early Chinese texts, and providing comparative readings of a number of Western texts and thinkers, the book offers a way of reading early Chinese Philosophy as consistent with the religious philosophy of the East and West, including the Abrahamic and the Brahmanistic religions. Co-written by a philosopher and theologian, this book draws out unique insights into early Chinese thought, highlighting in particular new ways to consider a range of Chinese concepts, including tian, dao, li, and you/wu.
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Law Unions : Revisiting the Selection and ... The Integration of Early Women
Sociologists in Classical Theory Courses ; SA15114 Why Girls Fight : Female
Youth ... and Regional Identity in South India ; SA17515 Pornography , Women
and Feminism : Between Pleasure and Politics ... Was There an Ancient Fertility
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international education and has led study abroad trips to Greece , Turkey , and
India . He has ... He is the author of The Origins of Epistemology in Ancient Greek
Thought ( Edwin Mellon Press , 1994 ) and several papers on the presocratics
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Author: Chandana Chakrabarti
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Pub
The twelve essays in this collection promote scholarship on the rich and diverse subject of mysticism by examining the nature of its thought both from Eastern and Western and from philosophical and religious perspectives. These include studies of specific mystics, including Teresa de Avila, Lady Nijo, Hiroshi Motoyama, and Mirabai, and thinkers about mysticism, including Kant, Nietzsche, and Wittgenstein. The book opens with two descriptive studies of similarities in the life of Teresa de Avila and mystics of very different times and cultures. The issue of mysticism and ethics is addressed in three essays, and central concepts involving pure conscious events and primordial oneness in Nietzsche are addressed in two separate essays. Wittgenstein's comments on mysticism are examined in two essays, one that places them in the perspective of his overall development and the other that studies them in comparison with recent continental thought. The book concludes with two essays that look broadly at the supersensible, one from an examination of Kantian aesthetics and the other from quantum mechanical interpretations of reality. Taken together, these essays attest to the power of mysticism to provoke reasoned thought about ultimate matters.
The book discusses the issues which are vital to Central Asian Republics and to India, including the threats they face, such as terrorism, fundamentalism and its consequences.
Author: Kashif Hasan Khan
Publisher: K W Publishers Pvt Limited
Central Asia has re-surfaced as a crucial point of reference in the international, geostrategic power rivalry or a "new Great Game," with Russia, China and the US vying over security and energy interests in the region. It has immensely attracted the attention of other important regional players such as Turkey and Pakistan. For India, an emerging power with regional and global ambitions, Central Asia plays tremendously important role, as its 'extended neighbourhood'. Strategically positioned Central Asia with its rich resources, relatively advanced infrastructure, human capital and recently introduced economic reforms, is an attractive partner for India. Therefore, New Delhi, with its growing aspirations, undertakes various initiatives to reconstruct the ancient connections with Central Asian states and adjust them to the new geostrategic realities of the 21st century. The book discusses the issues which are vital to Central Asian Republics and to India, including the threats they face, such as terrorism, fundamentalism and its consequences. It touches upon the China's regional aspirations and objectives, including the massive BRI initiative (Belt and Road), discusses the challenges of (lack of) territorial connectivity between India and Central Asian Republics, the interests of other great powers, etc. This publication analyses various aspects of historical background, presents some literary discourses, while thoroughly referring to the contemporary strategic, socio-political and economic dynamics of the region.