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Arthashastra, The | By Kautilya | Penguin Books India | CLASSICS | Malayalam is a Dravidian language spoken in the Indian state of Kerala and the union The earliest extant prose work in the language is a commentary in simple Malayalam, Bhashakautalyam (12th century) on Chanakya’s Arthashastra. The Arthashastra (IAST: Arthaśāstra) is an ancient Indian treatise on statecraft, economic policy and Richard Schmidt published a new edition of the text, which was based on a Malayalam script manuscript in the Bavarian State Library.

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Malayalam script consists of a total of characters. Asan wrote about untouchability in Kerala; Ullor’s writings reflect his deep devotion and admiration for the great moral and spiritual values, which he believed were the real assets of ancient social life of India. Land and people of Indian states and union territories. Manoj Publications Language: Without government, rises disorder as in the Matsya nyayamud bhavayati proverb on law of fishes.

Tax collection and ripe fruits As one plucks one ripe fruit after another from a garden, so should the king from his kingdom.

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There is no doubt, states Olivelle, that “revisions, errors, additions and perhaps even subtractions have occurred” in Arthashastra since its final redaction in CE or earlier. Unnunili Sandesam written in the 14th century is amongst the oldest literary works in Malayalam language. Except for the first, the other three have been omitted from the current script used in Kerala as there are no ln in current Malayalam that use them.

Agriculture on privately owned land was taxed at the rate of For, in war, there are disadvantages such as losses, expenses and absence from home. The early decades of the 20th century saw the beginning of a period of rapid development of all branches of Malayalam literature.


The earliest Malayalam inscription discovered until now is the Edakal-5 inscription ca. There were other authors, less well-known, who wrote in this vein. Retrieved 18 October Initiated by missionaries for the purpose of religious propaganda, journalism was taken up by local scholars who started newspapers and journals for literary and political activities. Kalidasa’s Meghaduta and Kumarasambhava by A. However, the named identity of this language appears to have come into existence only around the 16th century, when it was known as “Malayayma” or “Malayanma”; the words were also used to refer to the script nalayalam the region.

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Kangle published a critical edition of the text, based on all the available manuscripts. But the prime reason why he is held in such high esteem in Malayalam is the contribution he has made to Kathakali literature by his three works, namely the Dakshayagamthe Kichakavadham and the Uttara-svayamvaram. The Arthashastra dedicates Book 7 and 10 to war, and considers numerous scenarios and reasons for war. The goals of the secret service, in Arthashastra, was to test the integrity of government officials, spy on cartels and population for conspiracy, to monitor hostile kingdoms suspected of preparing for war or in war against the state, to check spying and propaganda wars by hostile states, to destabilize enemy states, to get rid of troublesome powerful people who could not be challenged openly.

Customers who viewed this item also viewed. The authorship and date of writing arthasbastra unknown, and there is evidence that the surviving manuscripts are not original and have been modified in their history but were most likely completed in the available form between 2nd-century BCE to 3rd-century CE.

Arthashastra states that forests be protected and recommends that the state treasury be used to feed arthashastrs such as horses and elephants that are too old for work, sick or injured.

If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? German and Dutch missionaries played a major role in the promotion of Grantha Malayalam in Kerala, leading to its adoption by Christians by the mid 19th century.



A new edition based on this manuscript was published by Muni Jina Vijay malatalam By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. The same individual is meant in each case. Also Kerala Varma’s Mayura-sandesam is a Sandesakavya messenger poem written after the manner of Kalidasa’s Meghadutam.

Archived from the original on 14 October The chapter 2 of Book 3 of Arthashastra legally recognizes eight types of marriage.

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Malayalam alphabet and Malayalam braille. Grantha Bhasa Sanskrit language with few Malayalam words and Grantha Malayalam which had more Malayalam words and mlayalam Sanskrit words. Their efforts were directed more to the development of prose than poetry. The Tamils of Sri Arthashawtra, p. This translation is from Weber: Phillipose and published in A state, asserts Arthashastra text in verses 7.

Those who are unrighteous, should not work in civil and criminal courts. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Dialects of Malayalam are distinguishable at regional and social levels, [26] including occupational and also communal differences. Kautilya’s discussion of taxation and expenditure gave expression to three Indian principles: There is no question, states Trautmann, that people had a power to buy and sell land. Kautilya’s Arthashastra depicts a bureaucratic welfare state, in fact some kind of socialized monarchy, in which the central government administers the details of the economy for the common good A form of writing called Campu emerged from the 14th century onwards.

It was used by the ruling Tulu-Nepalese elite of Kerala after In other projects Wikisource.