The Mauryan empire in early India

@article{Thapar2006TheME,
  title={The Mauryan empire in early India},
  author={Romila Thapar},
  journal={Historical Research},
  year={2006},
  volume={79},
  pages={287-305}
}
This article attempts to differentiate a kingdom from an empire by arguing that an empire is a more evolved form of the state than a kingdom. An essential feature of empire has generally been extensive territory held together by continuing conquests and a centralized administration. The argument in this article is that an empire requires the restructuring of the economy to provide a substantial revenue, the introduction of administrative forms that are appropriate to regional and local… Expand
Wages in the Indian Bureaucracy. Can Kautilya’s Arthasashtra Provide an Answer?
We compare the wage structure of the Indian bureaucracy with the wage structure recommended by the Arthashastra, a treatise on economics and politics written by Kautilya, the advisor to the MauryanExpand
Finding history: the locational geography of Ashokan inscriptions in the Indian subcontinent
Abstract The Mauryan dynasty of the third century BC was the first to unite the greater part of the Indian subcontinent under a single ruler, yet its demographic geography remains largely uncertain.Expand
The Justice and Development Party's Perspective of Social Exclusion: Between Societal Security and Morality
The victory of the neoconservative Justice and Development Party (AKP), the Islamist background of which impacts on its political discourses and actions, heralded a new era for Turkey’s political andExpand
Kautilya versus Thiruvalluvar. Inspiration from Indian Ancient Classics for Ethics in Governance and Management
We consider two classical sources from Ancient India as possible sources for tackling the lack of ethics in governance and business in emerging markets today. First, Arthashastra is a treatise onExpand
Exploring inequalities in India through housing overcrowding
The influence of economic development on the resorption of inequality levels in India is an open debate. Inequality shapes both the Indian society as a whole and, spatially, the different regions ofExpand
The Archaeology of South Asia: From the Indus to Asoka, c.6500 BCE-200 CE
Part I. The Context: 1. Introduction and definitions 2. Environment and culture: South Asia's environmental, linguistic and religious patterns 3. Histories of South Asian archaeology Part II. TheExpand
A Comparative Study of Contemporary Ceramic Sculptures between China and Bangladesh
<jats:p />