Ancient India

Muziris Heritage Project

May 8, 2016

Muziris was an ancient sea port on the Malabar Coast in Kerala which served as one of the world’s greatest trading center in East. As per historical records, the port was used for trade of goods ranging from spices to precious stones with Greeks, Romans and rest...

Land Revenue in Ancient India

December 5, 2015

Land revenue system in ancient India was based upon income from land, thus rated according to the productivity and kind of soil. Manu fixed it between 1/6, 1/8 or 1/12 according to the quality of the soil. Gautama raises the lower limit to 1/10. Sukra’s schedule gives...

Kautilya’s System of Tax Administration

November 23, 2015

Kosha Moolo Danda, which means ” revenue is the backbone (of administration)” is sourced from Kautilya’s Arthshastra Part 8, Chapter 1. This implies that a nation’s status relies upon its fiscal power. He expressed that the Government’s power had source of treasury. This verse is used in...