Kautilya

Kautilya

 

Years of birth and death unknown. Ancient Hindu statesman of the fourth century B.C.

Historical tradition has assigned an important role to Kautilya in the overthrow of the Nanda dynasty in Magadha and the accession of Chandragupta Maurya to the throne; Kautilya became the latter’s principal adviser. He is also considered to be the author of the political treatise Arthasastra, in which an ideal state with a ramified police system and strong royal power is described. The treatise states that any means can be used to strengthen this power.

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While drawing a comparison between the approaches of Ashoka, the champion of behavioral reform, and Kautilya, the principal advisor to Ashoka's grandfather Chandragupta and a firm believer in the role of institutions, Amartya Sen the winner of Nobel Prize in economics writes in his book The Idea of Justice:
Kautilya developed bookkeeping rules to record and classify economic data, emphasized the critical role of independent periodic audits and proposed the establishment of two important but separate offices--the Treasurer and Comptroller-Auditor, to increase accountability, specialization, and above all to reduce the scope for conflicts of interest.