International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Comparative Studies | Literature | India | Volume 13 Issue 2, February 2024 | Rating: 4.9 / 10


Navigating Matrimony: Ethical Foundations and Political Realism in Tirukkural and Arthasastra

Dr. Lisha C.R


Abstract: This article embarks on an exploration of the moral, ethical, and political dimensions within the ancient texts Tirukkural and Arthasastra, unraveling profound insights into the societal fabric of their respective eras. Specifically, itdelves into the nuanced portrayal of the concept of a wife in these revered texts, aiming to comprehend the cultural, historical, and philosophical contexts that have shaped their distinctive perspectives. Through a comparative lens applied to the concepts of a wife in Tirukkuraland Arthasastra, a captivating interplay of cultural values, ethical considerations, and political pragmatism emerges. Tirukkural, renowned for its ethical teachings, establishes a moral benchmark within familial relationships, emphasizing virtues such as loyalty and compassion. Conversely, Arthasastra, a treatise on statecraft, introduces a political calculus to the notion of a wife, highlighting the strategic implications of marital alliances. Both texts, each in its unique manner, contribute significantly to our comprehension of the intricate complexities surrounding the concept of a wife in ancient Indian societies.


Keywords: Tirukkural, Arthasastra, Ancient India, Cultural Values, Philosophical Perspectives, Statecraft, Economic Policy, Military Strategy, Political Science, Righteousness, Ethical Conduct, Marriage, Polygamy, Roles of Husband and Wife, Virtuous Family Life, Ancient Indian Societies, Relationships in Ancient India


Edition: Volume 13 Issue 2, February 2024,


Pages: 1020 - 1025


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