Mahabharata : Raja dharma, Governance & Administration

Mahabharata : Raja dharma, Governance & Administration is a compilation of the contents appearing in the great epic Mahabharata on these topics.  The broader topics covered are: General principles of Governance, About Servants (employees), Administrative structures,  System of Justice & punishments, Strategies in respect of enemies, Managing special relationships, Caring for the citizens, Importance to brahmanas, Protection of fort, kingdom, self & people, King’s knowledge, character, behaviour & personal matters, Wealth, finance & Tax matters, and Association of people as a political system. The compilation is not exhaustive in the sense that every para appearing in the great epic is not included here for the sake of limiting the size of this document. But still most of the key or representative passages have been compiled here. The contents are from Mahabharata excluding the Bhagavad Gita.

I have extracted these contents from my other comprehensive & unique work on Mahabharata called MahabharataSpectroscope. (See Whereas the material in that was included in the order in which it appears in the original epic, in this compilation I have grouped them by meaningful Topics & Sub-topics thus making it much more useful to the student/scholar of this subject.

I hope the readers will find the document of some use in their study on these topics.

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Raja dharma, Governance & Administration

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