Democratic government in Ancient India

The idea of executive, judiciary, legislative, democracy, etc is rooted in ancient Indian culture and values. Democratic government in Ancient India laid The foundation of the modern-day government in India.

Following facts substantiate modern-day governance in ancient India:-

1> Rig Veda and Atharvaveda Mention Samiti(House of elders), Sabha(House of general).

2>Kautilya Arthasastra, Panini Asthadhyayi, Mahabharata mentions the Republic government at several kingdoms in the post-Vedic period.

3>Ashoka’s policy of dhamma, Buddhism and Jainism inscriptions mention the working of representative institutions in ancient India.

4>Licchhavis kingdom had a representative republic with an elected president called Nayak.

5>Megasthenes talked about many working republics in south India

6>Panchayati raj institutions were prevalent in many villages.

So, Modern Indian governance does not only derive its roots from British rule but also from the Democratic government in Ancient India.

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