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Manusmṛti (Sanskrit: मनुस्मृति), also known as Mānava-Dharmaśāstra (Sanskrit: मानवधर्मशास्त्र), is the most important and earliest metrical work of the Dharmaśāstra textual tradition of Hinduism. Generally known in English as the Laws of Manu, it was first translated into English in 1794 by Sir William Jones, an English Orientalist and judge of the British Supreme Court of Judicature in Calcutta. The text presents itself as a discourse given by the sage called Manu to a group of seers, or rishis, who beseech him to tell them the "law of all the social classes". Manu became the standard point of reference for all future Dharmaśāstras that followed it.
  Saraswati_Library | Aug 24, 2010 |
Very dry --the Hindu equivalent of Leviticus -- but fascinating for the detailed provisions for Hindu society ( )
  antiquary | Oct 14, 2007 |
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Doniger, WendyTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Muller, F. MaxEditorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Manu's Code of Law is one of the most important texts in the Sanskrit canon, indeed one of the most important surviving texts from any classical civilization. It paints an astoundingly detailed picture of ancient Indian life-covering everything from the constitution of the king's cabinet to the price of a ferry trip for a pregnant woman-and its doctrines have been central to Indian thought and practice for 2000 years. Despite its importance, however, until now no one has produced a critical edition of this text. As a result, for centuries scholars have been forced to accept clearly inferior ed… (more)

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