The Dharmasutras

The Dharmasutras are the four surviving works of the ancient Indian expert tradition on the subject of dharma, or the rules of behaviour a community recognizes as binding on its members.

The Dharmasutras

Author: Patrick Olivelle

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191606049

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The Dharmasutras are the four surviving works of the ancient Indian expert tradition on the subject of dharma, or the rules of behaviour a community recognizes as binding on its members. Written in a pithy and aphoristic style and representing the culmination of a long tradition of scholarship, the Dharmasutras record intense disputes and divergent views on such subjects as the education of the young and their rites of passage, ritual procedures and religious ceremonies, marriage and marital rights and obligations, dietary restrictions, the right professions for and the proper interaction between different social groups, sins and their expiations, institutions for the pursuit of holiness, king and the administration of justice, crimes and punishments, death and ancestral rites. In short, these unique documents give us a glimpse of how people, especially Brahmin males, were ideally expected to live their lives within an ordered and hierarchically arranged society. In this first English translation of the Dharmasutras for over a century, Patrick Olivelle uses the same lucid and elegant style as in his award-winning translation of the Upanisads and incorporates the most recent scholarship on ancient Indian law, society, and religion. Complex material is helpfully organized, making this the ideal edition for the non-specialist as well as for students of Indian society and religion.

Dharmasutras

four extant Dharmasutras. But they are now lost; only the four translated here
have survived.4 What may be called the sutra period of the legal tradition ended
around the beginning of the common era. It gave way to the emerging literary
genre ...

Dharmasutras

Author: Patrick Olivelle

Publisher: Oxford Paperbacks

ISBN: 0192838822

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"The law codes of ancient India"--Cover.

Dharma Sutras

Dharma Sutras

Author: Anonymous

Publisher: B&R Samizdat Express

ISBN: 1455428841

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According to Wikipedia: "The Dharmasutras are Sanskrit texts dealing with custom, rituals and law. They include the four surviving written works of the ancient Indian tradition on the subject of dharma, or the rules of behavior recognized by a community. Unlike the later Dharmashastra, the dharmasutras are composed in prose. The oldest Dharmasutra is generally believed to have been that of Apastamba, followed by the dharmasutras of Gautama, Baudhayana, and an early version of Vasishtha. It is difficult to determine exact dates for these texts, but the dates between 500–300 BCE have been suggested for the oldest Dharmasutras."

Bulletin of Tibetology

The dharmasutras also contain rules on some of the above topics such as
marriage and the samskaras , rules for the ... and of the house - holder of atithis
and of sraddha are meagrely treated as compared with the Apastamba
dharmasutra .

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Asian Review

There appear to have been several authors of the Dharmasutras , as Ápastamba
, Bodháyana , Vishnu , Vasishta , Goutama , and others who also wrote Grihya
and Srautasutras ; but these are the only works that now exist . In chronological ...

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Principles of Hindu Law with a General Introduction to Hindu Law and with Commentaries on the Hindu Marriage Act 1955 the Hindu Succession Act 1956 the Hindu Minority Guardianship Act 1956 the Hindu Adoptions Maintenance Act 1956

The Dharmasutras are sometimes divided into Purva and Apara Sutras, the
former being the more ancient of them, but ... The Vasishtha Dharmasutra
belonged to the Vasishtha group of Rigvedins and the Apastamba and the
Baudhayana to ...

Principles of Hindu Law  with a General Introduction to Hindu Law and with Commentaries on the Hindu Marriage Act  1955  the Hindu Succession Act  1956  the Hindu Minority   Guardianship Act  1956  the Hindu Adoptions   Maintenance Act  1956

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University of Allahabad Studies

From such germs of legal rudiments as are present in the Vedas , so thorough
and systematic a superstructure as that of the Dharmasutras will take centuries to
emerge . As the gap between the last layer of the Vedic leterature , the
Upanisads ...

University of Allahabad Studies

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Marriage and Customs of Tribes of India

While the writers of the Dharmasutras have been so rational in restricting the
choice of a partner beyond the family , they have made much of gotra exogamy .
Vasistha would not allow marriage with a girl who belonged to the same gotra
and ...

Marriage and Customs of Tribes of India

Author: J. P. Singh Rana

Publisher: M.D. Publications Pvt. Ltd.

ISBN: 9788175330870

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The aim of the bookis to unwind the problems, tensions, adjustments and expections of educated working class of women and present genuine suggestive measures to make the family more comfortable and meaningful.

Encyclopaedia of Dalits in India General study

THE CASE OF SUDRA The Dharmasutras The time four-varna system was first
introduced a bulk of the people who were given the status of sudra were
indigenous Indians who had been conquered by the Aryans. While it is believed
that a ...

Encyclopaedia of Dalits in India  General study

Author: Sanjay Paswan

Publisher: Gyan Publishing House

ISBN: 9788178350660

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Chambers s Encyclop dia

The earliest attempts at an orderly statement of social and civil usages are to be
found in the Dharmasutras, or rules of law, which form part of some of the
Kalpasutras, or ceremonial rules (see Veda), in close connection with the
Grihyasutras, ...

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Modern Hindu Law Codified and Uncodified

The former are called , the Dharmasutras , and the later , the Dharnashastras .
What has happened seems to be thus : immediately after the Vedic period the
need of expounding the meaning contained in the Vedas arose . The Vedas were
to ...

Modern Hindu Law  Codified and Uncodified

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The Modern Review

Un- practice , Niyoga was fairly common in this like in the Vedic age the women's
estate period and the Dharmasutras laid down that now consisted of not only the
things receiv- a son begotten by Niyoga usually occupied ed by her at the time ...

The Modern Review

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Includes section "Reviews and notices of books".

Religion and Caste Politics

There are five sources of information about the state and their administration in
the pre - Mauryan period , namely , ( 1 ) the Dharmasutras and Kautilya ' s
Arthasastra , ( 2 ) the early Buddhist and Jaina canonical and non - canonical
literature ...

Religion and Caste Politics

Author: Shyam S. Agarwalla

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The Mysore Reports reprint

The Vedas then are the primeval and eternal source of all knowledge and the
Grihya and Dharmasutras are Vedangas , strings of rules as Mayne calls them
drawn from the Vedas and put together by Munis . Rishis are those from whose ...

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The Quarterly Review of Historical Studies

The main contents of the Dharmasutras are achara , prayaschitta , vyavahara and
raja - dharma . 11 Of these vyavahara ( two ) deals with the problems of
inheritance and succession of property . There are also injunctions regarding
crime and ...

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McCrindle s Ancient India

But the Kautilya historicity again overpowers his confused arguments and ,
finding its similarity with the Dharmasutras , which he at one place fixes at 400 -
200 B . C . and at the other 700 - 200 B . C . , he again reverts to the old argument
of ...

McCrindle s Ancient India

Author: John Watson McCrindle

Publisher: New Delhi : Today & Tomorrow's Printers & Publishers

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