Saturday, May 29, 2010


Sandhivigrahika: Sandhee vigrahi K

A. L. Basham has translated the term to 'minister of peace and war'. The post is mentioned by Kautilya in Arthashastra as one of the minister of the emperor. However, the person to such a post was found appointed by Gupta Empire. Apart from the work of a foreign minister or secretary, Sandhivigrahika also performed the work of a military general. He accompanied the emperor on campaigns.

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The First Great Political Realist: Kautilya and His ArthashastraThe Arthashastra (with linked TOC)Kautilya's Arthashastra/The Way of Fianancial Management and Economic GovernanceMaxims of ChanakyaArthasastra (Pt. 1)

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