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The Relevance of Kautilya's Arthashastra for Modern India
M.A. Seminar
Lecturer: Dr. Michael Liebig
Date: Thursdays, 14:00 – 16.00
Venue: SAI, Room E 11

Kautilya's Arthashastra, written around 320 BC, is a foundational text of political theory and theorized statecraft as well as a case in point for the 'modernity of tradition' (Rudolph & Rudolph) in modern India. Around the world Kautilya is known as ‘India’s Machiavelli’! The emergent 'Kautilya discourse' in the Indian strategic community in recent years demonstrates 're-use of the past' (Mitra) as a central feature of Indian politics.
(German optional in the seminar)

Posted on 21 Apr 2015


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