The functions of King, Officials, judiciary, Law and civil matters, Military administration have been elaborated. Practical ways of administration, its organs, subjects, theocracy and qualifications of the King have been emphasized. Theories of succession, functions of the state, punishment, procedure of administration, council of ministers, qualification of ministers have also been vividly elaborated. Several ways have been mentioned for proper checks on government. State resources, penology, checks on king have also been covered. He ahs also identified features of
The main aim of writing Shukraniti was to advise the king about efficient state administration which would benefit the subjects. It is a practical book that also contains several ideological trends. Shukracharya has concentrated on monarchy and not republican form of government as it had disappeared before penning down this book. He also mentions about foreign policy and warfare methods. The theories mentioned speak of the Hindu polity of the time when this book was written.
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