Manu, The Laws of


Manu, The Laws of
Manu, The Laws of
The English designation commonly applied to the 'Manava Dharma-sastra', a metrical Sanskrit compendium of ancient sacred laws and customs held in the highest reverence by the orthodox adherents of Brahminism

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