Police Administration in Ancient India
This is the first monograph on Police Administration in Ancient India dealing comprehensively with all aspects of Police Organisation and function in Ancient India. It also aims at presenting a critical and comparative study of some important aspects of Police Administration in different periods. Based on original sources, both historical and archaeological together with the entire bulk of traditional literature, specially the Vedic Epic. Buddhist and Jain texts, the Puranic literature and the writings of Panini, Kautilya, Patanjali, Megasthenese, Fahien and Huen-Tsang. Dr. Mishra has offered a systematic account of Police Administration in Ancient India. The book is divided into several chapters and is both exhaustive and critical. The book is quite satisfactory in its literary presentation and is a valuable contribution to the vast field of Indological studies. This work is an unmistakable evidence of the author’s scholarship, industry, narrative skill and critical judgement.
Dr. Kamal Kishore Mishra (b. 1950) passed his M.A. in the year 1974 and obtained Ph.D. degree in 1981 from the Magadh University. He was awarded Magadh University Gold Medal for having stood first class first at M.A. Examination. He joined as a Research Scholar in the Post-Graduate Department of Ancient Indian and Asian Studies. Magadh University, Bodh-Gaya. He worked there for three years. Currently he is serving as Lecturer in the Department of Ancient Indian and Asian Studies. R.P.M. College. Patna City, a Constituent Degree College of Magadh University. Dr. Mishra has so far written several learned articles which were published in various leading Indological Journals. He is also member of several learned institutions and societies of the country.
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