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The Duties of a King

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Arthashastra is an ancient Sanskrit treatise on statecraft, economic pollcy and military strategy. We present a small excerpt from this book, in an illustrated and light reading format. This excerpt describes the duties that a king must perform, over the course of each day and night, divided into sixteen periods. Flip through the life of a King, twenty three centuries ago.

Customer Reviews

Cute historical snippet

Very cute and elegant depiction of part of a classic. Hope to see more such interesting historical refreshers!

Fun way to get a taste of a Sanskrit classic

Looks like i get to sleep much more than a king did 2300 yrs ago. Nice pictures, good information. Flip through in 10 minutes. My kind of book. Will I pick up original arthshastra next? Nope. Not my cup of tea.

The Duties of a King
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  • Category: Asia
  • Published: Dec 06, 2014
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  • Seller: Somdip Datta
  • Print Length: 24 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Requirements: This book can only be viewed on an iOS device with Apple Books on iOS 12 or later, iBooks 1.2 or later and iOS 4.2 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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