The story of the Arthashastra – A hundred years

Shamashastry came across the work in a heap of manuscripts he was going through. This was in 1905. But it was 1909 by the time he transcribed, edited and published the Sanskrit edition, making the current year the centenary of his landmark publication. He then painstakingly rendered the work into English, publishing it to astounding ovation in 1915, by which time excerpts had already made appearances in journals like Indian Antiquity and Mysore Review, preparing Indologists across the world for the watershed appearance of the English edition.

It has been a hundred years since that time

– My heartfelt Pranam to you Shriman

For those who are interested in reading this astounding work, you may access it from the Kone Nakshatra box.

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