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By Kaushik Roy

This publication demanding situations the view, universal between Western students, that precolonial India lacked a practice of army philosophy. It lines the evolution of theories of battle in India from the sunrise of civilization, targeting the talk among Dharmayuddha (Just battle) and Kutayuddha (Unjust conflict) inside of Hindu philosophy. This debate facilities round 4 questions: what's struggle? What justifies it? How may still it's waged? And what are its power repercussions? This physique of literature offers proof of the historic evolution of strategic suggestion within the Indian subcontinent that has heretofore been overlooked by way of smooth historians. additional, it presents a counterpoint to scholarship in political technology that engages exclusively with Western theories in its research of self sufficient India's philosophy of conflict. finally, a greater figuring out of the legacy of historical India's strategic theorizing will let extra actual research of recent India's army and nuclear policies.

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