Gautama Dharmasūtra

by Gautama | 1879 | 41,849 words

Summary: The topics in this Dharmasūtra are devoted to the student, the order of a person's life (āśramas), the householder, occupations of the four classes, the king, impurity, ancestral offerings, women and marriage, property, inheritance and penances.

Gautama's Dharmasūtra is believed to be the oldest of the four Hindu Dharmasastras, It survives as an independent treatise, not forming part of the Kalpa-sūtras; it therefore contains no praśnas (questions) or books.

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