COURSE SUMMARY
Course Title: 
Social and Political Philosophy in India
Course Code: 
17PHL602
Year Taught: 
2019
Semester: 
3
Type: 
Foundation Core
Degree: 
Postgraduate (PG)
School: 
School of Arts and Sciences
Campus: 
Bengaluru
Coimbatore
Amritapuri

'Social and Political Philosophy in India' is a course offered in the third semester of M.A. Philosophy offered by Amrita Darshanam - International Center for Spiritual Studies , Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham.

Unit I

Concepts in Vedas: Rashtra, Swarajya and Vairajya, Dharma and Rajadharma, Dandaniti.

Unit II

Concept of the Ruler: Status, Characteristics and Role of the Ruler, Education for the Rulers, Relationship Between the Ruler and the Ruled. Bhagavat Gita Concept of Rajarshi and Lokasamgraha.

Unit III

Kautilya: Public Administration, Economic Affairs of a State, Organic Theory of the State, Foreign Affairs, Prajadharma and Rajadharma.

Unit IV

State: Origin, Purpose and Goal.

Government: Forms of Governments in Ancient India, The Concept of Sovereignty.

Ancient Indian Methods in Law-Enforcement: Sama, Dana, Bheda and Danda.

Unit V

Gandhian View of Political Power and Social Context, Power-Decentralism and Ramarajya.

REFERENCES

  1. Samhitas of- Rgveda and Atharva Veda
  2. Ramayana
  3. Santiparva of the Mahabharata
  4. Manusamhita and Viduraniti
  5. Artha Sastra of Kautilya
  6. Kamandaka Niti Sara

Employability aspects

  1. Since the course focuses on the analysis, understanding and comparison of Political Philosophy in social development, the student can get the job of a Political Analyst
  2. It will equip them to be successful Political Advisers
  3. It will motivate them to get jobs related to media as political reporters