Governance and Economy in the Ramayana

28 Pages Posted: 1 Sep 2021

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Salim Rashid

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign - Department of Economics

Date Written: August 30, 2021

Abstract

There are good indicators of the nature of the economy underlying the famous Hindu epic love story of Rama and Sita, the Ramayana. This paper attempts to extract the main features of this economy and present them succinctly.

Keywords: Ramayana, Valmiki, economy, urbanisation, hedonism

JEL Classification: A13,B11,N10,O10,P50, R12

Suggested Citation

Rashid, Salim, Governance and Economy in the Ramayana (August 30, 2021). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3914261 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3914261

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