[Advaita-l] texts concerning leadership
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Thu Aug 6 19:56:26 CDT 2009
With permission, allow me to post a link.
http://www.advaitin.net/Sankara%20Major%20Works.htm Perhaps someone would
comment I pray. I as of yet have no teacher, and nonetheless intend to
pursue Truth as I am able. I appreciate the opportunity to be included in
this list. Thank you very much.
On Thu, Aug 6, 2009 at 3:54 PM, Murali Karamchedu <murali_m_k at msn.com>wrote:
> On Wed, 5 Aug 2009, Anjana Nagraj wrote:
> > I am currently researching Hindu texts addressing the theme of
> > 'leadership' , the most obvious one being the Mahabharatha.? This is for
> > an MBA dissertation and the theme is a comparison of leadership styles
> > in Hindu texts with modern 'western' concepts.
> > I was hoping that someone could suggest some useful texts handling this
> > topic or provide some ideas as to how to approach the subject matter.
> Adding to Jaldhar's post...
> 1. The Kamandakyanitisara elaborates issues of foreign policy and mutual
> relation of rulers and interests, forming of rAja-mandalAs (groups) etc.
> Rangaswami Aiyangar believes that the author's treatment demonstrates
> unfamiliarity with actual functioning of governance and policy. BTW,
> Rangaswami Aiyangar's book (Rajadharma), based on a series of lectures he
> gave, has many useful pointers to the 'hot topics' of the day and how they
> weighed in on a king's considerations.
> 2. Later works of Somadeva-suri (c AD 950) (Nitivakyamrta) and
> Hemachandra(c1140) (laghu-arhan-niti)also have relevance along these lines.
> Somadeva and Hemachandra were Jain writers, and one Chalukyan Jain ruler,
> Kumarapala Chalukya, was said to have implemented these tennets.
> 3. Another work that has specifically treated the role of the king in his
> special duties springing from the leadership of society is the
> Rajadharmakanda in Krtyakalpataru (Rajadharmakalpataru), written by Bhatta
> Lakshmidhara. (AD 1110)
> Additional works dealing with aspects of a kings as a head of state are:
> 4. Candeshvara's Rajaniti-ratnakara (AD 1370)
> 5. Mitramisra's Rajanitiprakasha (c 1620)
> 6. Bhatta Nilakantha's Niti-mayukha (c1635)
> 7. Anantadeva's Rajadharma Kaustubha (c1675)
> In addition, if you are in the mood to read some drama, mudra-rakshasa has
> some useful material as well.
> Hope this helps.
> Best Regards,
> Murali Manohar
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