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Michael Liebig & Saurabh Mishra: The Arthaśātra in a Transcultural Perspective
Der Verlag Pentagon Press veröffenltichte kürzlich ein neues Buch von Michael Liebig (Department of Political Science, SAI) und Saurabh Mishra (Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses, New Delhi) mit dem Titel "The Arthaśātra in a Transcultural Perspective: Comparing Kautilya with Sun-Zi, Nizam al-Mulk, Barani and Machiavelli".
Abstract:
Political Science and International Relations are still predominantly Eurocentric and based on European intellectual resources, while India, with a long civilisational and philosophical history, is credited with no contribution to the evolution of the Political Science and IR theory. Notably, Kautilya’s Arthaśātra, a foundational text of Political Science and IR theory, has, so far, been ignored or marginalized in these disciplines. The volume explores the conditions of the possibility of a ‘migration’ of Kautilyan thought-figures from South Asia to the Mediterrean. In this idea-migration - and hybridization -- across cultural and historical spaces, pre-Islamic and Islamic Persianate cultural space is of special significance.

Kapitelübersicht:
  • ‘Introduction’ by Michael Liebig and Saurabh Mishra;
  • ‘Kautilya Redux? Re-use, Hybridity, Trans-cultural Flow and Resilience of the State in India’ - Subrata K. Mitra (ISAS);
  • ‘Understanding Kautilya’s Arthaśāstra: Origination, Migration and Diffusion’ - Pradeep Kumar Gautam (IDSA);
  • ‘Kautilya and Machiavelli in a comparative perspective’ - Michael Liebig (SAI);
  • ‘Arthaśāstra - Reflections on Thought and Theory’  - Medha Bisht’ (South Asian University, New Delhi);
  • ‘Rājadharma, legitimacy and sovereignty in the Arthaśāstra’ - Saurabh Mishra (IDSA),
  • ‘Kautilya and Sun- Zi on War and Strategy: Exploratory Comparative Analysis’ - M.S. Prathibha (IDSA),
  • ‘Fatāwā-ye jahāndāri: Hybrid Political Theory in the Delhi Sultanate (Perso-Islamic and Endogenous Traditions of Statecraft in India)’ - Seyed Hossein Zarhani (SAI).
25 Jan 2017

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