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" The king in his administration uses no corporal punishments ; criminals are merely fined according to the gravity of their offences. Even for a second attempt at rebellion the punishment is only the loss of the right hand. The men of the king's bodyguard... "
The Gupta Empire - Page 59
by Radhakumud Mookerji - 1997 - 174 pages
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The Travels of Fa-hsien (399-414 A.D.): Or Record of the Buddhistic Kingdoms

Fa-hsien, Faxian - 1923 - 96 pages
...registration or official restrictions. Only those who till the king's land have to pay so much on 40 the profit they make. Those who want to go away, may...body-guard have all fixed salaries. Throughout the country no one kills any living thing, nor drinks wine, nor eats onions or garlic; but chandalas are...
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