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Kautilya's Arthasastra in the Light of Modern Science & Technology below

About This Book
  • Binding: : Hardbound
  • 13 Digit ISBN : 9788124601877
  • 10 Digit ISBN : 8124601879
  • Edition : 2nd Impression
  • Year : 2012
  • Pages : xiv, 271 p.
  • Size : 23
  • Weight (approx.) : 600
  • Bibliographic Details : 2 Maps; 5 B/w figures; Glossary; Bibliography; Indices


1. Minerals, Gems, Ores: Identification and Occurrence 

Physical Features used for Mineral Identification

Colour -- Transparency -- Lustre -- Crystal Forms -- Significance of Specific Gravity -- Pearls -- Gold

2. Prospecting, Mining and Metallurgy

Prospecting (Search for Ores/Minerals)

Archaeo-Chemical and Archaeo-Metallurgical Evidences -- Metallurgical Practice -- Administrative and Bureaucratic Control

3. Town Planning, Civil and Architectural Engineering 

Town Planning
Architecture and Civil Engineering
Building and Towers

Royal Residence -- Construction and Construction Materials

4. Land, Agriculture and Irrigation 

Land Distribution
Agro-Climatic Concepts
Concept of Irrigation

5. Environment: Natural and Civic

Environment Related Issues
Natural Set-Up and Resources 
Animal Welfare and Protection of Bio-Diversity
Civic Responsibilities for Protection of Vicinal Environment
Prevention from Fire
Contemporaneity of Kautilyan Concept of Environment
A Few Provisions in the Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1974 -- The Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980 -- The Wild Life (Protection) Act, 1972
That Age of Transcendence

6. On Antiquity of Arthashastra 

Appendix 1 : Critical Notes on Some Engineering Features
Appendix 2 : Subject-wise Classification of Sutras
Appendix 3 : Deconstruction of a few sutras
General Index  
Index of Important Sanskrit Words


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