The Hindus fully recognised the importance of economic science. This is evident from the fact that even before the days of Kautilya learning was divided into four branches i.e., Philosophy, religion, economics and polity. The economic stability was considered as important as the vedas for the spiritual well being.
Aim of this volume is to make available to our readers material on our basic ideas of the Hindus on the economic science, from different literary sources. In selecting the sources effort has been made to provide to our readers a cross section of essays from progressive scholars as well as from the original texts. This will enable them to formulate their own final judgement on the subject.