Foundations of Indian Political Thought: An Interpretation: From Manu to the Present Day

Author:

V.R. Mehta

Publisher:

MANOHAR PUBLISHERS AND DISTRIBUTORS

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Publisher

MANOHAR PUBLISHERS AND DISTRIBUTORS

Publication Year 2102
ISBN-13

9788173041570

ISBN-10 8173041571
Binding

Paperback

Edition FIRST
Number of Pages 306 Pages
Language (English)
Dimensions (Cms) 21x13.5x1.5
Weight (grms) 342

Foundations of Indian Political Thought: An Interpretation - From Manu to the Present Day describes the evolution of political philosophy in the country from the beginning to what it is today. It is a book that is designed for those who have an interest in politics, the social sciences and for those who are keen to know our country's history.


The book traces the growth of Indian political thought, right from its roots to the structure it has acquired in the present day. Political philosophy had its origin in ancient times, where a clear demarcation was made between nation and the state and religion and the state. Gradually, states began to evolve based on political treaties and social institutions. These states were divided into governance, administration, defense and law and order on the basis of the duties they performed for the citizens. The offices of institutions were presided over by the King, the Prime Minister, the commander in chief of army and the chief priest of the King.


Foundations of Indian Political Thought: An Interpretation - From Manu to the Present Day covers the complexities of Indian political philosophy, discussing about ancient societies and the laws that governed them, to how they have shaped the political structure of the present day scenario. It elaborates the theories of all the major political thinkers such as Manu and Kausalya, to the political theorists of today. The book can be used as a point of reference by teachers, students and all those connected with the social sciences.

V.R. Mehta

V.R. Mehta retired as Vice-Chancellor, University of Delhi. His publications include Beyond Marxism: towards an Alternative Perspective; Ideology, Modernization and Politics in India and Theories and Concepts in Political Science(NCERT).
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