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Published by Clarendon Press in Oxford .
Written in English

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Edition Notes

Statementtranslated, with extracts from seven commentaries, by G. Bühler.
SeriesThe sacred books of the East,, XXV
ContributionsBühler, Georg, 1837-1898, ed. and tr.
LC ClassificationsBL1010 .S3 vol. 25
The Physical Object
Paginationcxxxviii p., 1 l., 620 p.
Number of Pages620
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL6283267M
LC Control Number32034310

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The Laws of Manus provide a concrete set of norms that are spelled out by the high ancestral man/god Manu. The laws are very comprehensive, and can speak to essential aspects of human morality, but can also advocate the most unfair and unequal practices of /5(44). Manu is considered to be the founder of social and moral order, inventor of sacrificial rites, and the author of legal maxims. In the present work, The Laws of Manu, as found in the famous Manusmrti, have been fully translated.4/5(4). Translations of Manava Dharma Shastra. The Institutes of Manu by Sir William Jones (). The first Sanskrit work to be translated into a European tongue. The Ordinances of Manu () begun by A. C. Burnell and completed by Professor E. W. Hopkins, published in London. Professor George Buhler 's Author: Subhamoy Das. Manusmriti, translated as "The Laws of Manu" or "The Institutions of Manu," is the most important and authoritative Hindu Law Book (Dharmashastra), which served as a foundational work on Hindu law and jurisprudence in ancient India at least years.

The primeval laws of countries, of castes (gati), of families, and the rules concerning heretics and companies (of traders and the like)- (all that) Manu has declared in these Institutes. As Manu, in reply to my questions, formerly promulgated these Institutes, .   Also known as the Manu Samhita, Manu Smrti, or Manava Dharma Shastra, The Laws of Manu form the basis of what has been called “the most authoritative and influential text of ancient Indian laws” (Bhatia & Sharma ).The Laws of Manu addresses social, moral, and legal questions, and has gradually gained precedence in Hinduism. Scholars disagree as to its exact age, most commonly . The Laws of Manu For the 21st Century. Preface. he Manu Smriti or “Laws of Manu” is a very ancient text which has formed the source for Hindu Law and Social customs for thousands of years. Hinduism in contrast to the Abrahamic religions does not have a sacred code of laws dictated verbatim by God.   The Laws of Manu – date of publication uncertain but believed to be about BC - was a hybrid moral-religious-law code and one of the first written law codes of Asia. In spite of its age, it has sustained paramountcy in the Hindu culture. It was also the code of .

Excerpt from The Laws of Manu: Translated With Extracts From Seven Commentraries Twice (v, 1 - 3 and XII, 1 - 2) the sages are represented as interrupting Bhrz'gu's discourse and expressing their desire to be instructed on particular points, and on both occasions Bhrz'gu is again named as the : Georg Bühler. Manu-smriti, (Sanskrit: “Laws of Manu” or “The Remembered Tradition of Manu”)also called Manava-dharma-shastra (“The Dharma Text of Manu”), traditionally the most authoritative of the books of the Hindu code (Dharma-shastra) in India. Manu-smriti is the popular name of the work, which is officially known as Manava-dharma-shastra. Editor's introduction: The Laws of Manu represent one of the most ancient sources for our knowledge of early Indian social structure. Though it was probably written in the first or second century BCE, the traditions that it presents are much older, perhaps dating back to the period of Aryan invasions almost fifteen hundred years earlier. The Laws of Manu form a towering work of Hindu philosophy. Composed by many Brahmin priests, this is an extraordinary, encyclopaedic representation of human life in the world, and how it should be 4/5(1).