Sunday, May 16, 2010


Paura was the assembly of a capital city. Dr. Jayswal in his book 'Hindu Polity' identified the city assembly as described by Magasthenes with Paura. It was headed by Sreshthin, who was generally a merchant or banker of the city.

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Authority Referred: Dr. K. P Jayswal, Hindu Polity


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Hindu Kingship and Polity in Precolonial India (Cambridge Studies in Indian History and Society)
Hindu Polity
Studies In Ancient Hindu polity - Based On The Arthsastra of Kautilya Vol. I.Reinventing India: Liberalization, Hindu Nationalism and Popular Democracy

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