Re: [INDOLOGY] two arthaśāstra sources

Mark McClish mark.mcclish at
Fri Nov 18 19:46:58 UTC 2016

Dear Arlo,

I believe those references are to the Arthaśāstra commentaries Jayamaṅgalā and Cāṇakyaṭīkā. The Cākṣuṣīya is supposed to be an independent work.

I have since found the following entry in Singh’s Bibliography of Kautiliya Arthasastra:

459. Ramakrishna, Kavi, M. "Caksusiya." Journal of Sri Venkatesvara Oriental Institute, Vol. 4, Part 1, 1943, pp. 123-128, Vol. 6, Part 2, pp. 33-53.

460. Ramakrishna, Kavi, M. " Chakshushiya: an ancient work on Arthasastra." Annals of Sri Venkatesvara Oriental Institute, Vol. 1, part 4, 1940, pp. 79-89.

Does anyone know where these might be available online?

All best,

On Nov 17, 2016, at 11:38 AM, Arlo Griffiths <arlogriffiths at HOTMAIL.COM<mailto:arlogriffiths at HOTMAIL.COM>> wrote:

Dear Mark,

Could the second item be the one whose accurate bibliography is elaborately stated in n. 49 of von Hinüber's 2005 article on bhūmicchidranyāya <<>>?

Best wishes,

Arlo Griffiths<><>
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Subject: [INDOLOGY] two arthaśāstra sources

Dear friends,

I’m having trouble locating two sources on arthaśāstra, and I hoped someone on the list might be able to help me. I give here the bibliographic information as I have it.

1. Ruben, W. 1929. Study in the Arthaśāstra. Dharwar. (This is cited in Sternbach’s Bibliography of Kauṭilya Arthaśāstra, which has a number of errors, as well as, at least, Botto’s article on dvaidhībhāva in India Maior). Worldcat has the following, but I couldn’t get it from the British Library to see if it is the same:


2. Kavi, Ramakrishna. [title unknown: multiple articles on and text of the Cākṣuṣīya Arthaśāstra]. Journal of the Venkatesvara Oriental Institute. 1:79-89; 3:99-116; 4:123-128; 4:129-140; 6:129-140(?). This comes from Kane I p. 152ff.

With thanks in advance for any help hunting down any of these.

All best,

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