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the name of the book doesn't really reflects the content ...
on 9 March 2018
the name of the book doesn't really reflects the content. it should have been named something else for instance "political violence in relation to the Religious influence of kingship in ancient India". it is more dynastic, and discusses about the royal discourse of the kings court, military practices, brahmanical influence on the kingdoms in ancient India. Buddhist and Jain influences are too discussed, but brahmanism is seen to be embedded. there are other instances in the book where the articulation of political framework in the arthashastra and manusmrity etc. are described to an extent.