1.After reading the first two chapters of Ryan’s On Politics, do you think differently about politics than you did before? If so, in what way? If not, why not?

2.Please answer the following, and include your own perspective on the significance of the Arthashastra:

From the article by Chittaranjan Roy:

What is the Arthashastra, and why is it important?

According to Kautilya, how and why did the state originate?

How does Kautilya describe the state?

What are the amatyas or mantrins, and what are their categories?

What are the elements of the state?

What are the concepts of dharma and dandaniti?

How did the concept of mandala originate?

How might one compare the philosophy of Kautilya with that of Aristotle?