Manusmriti with the Commentary of Medhatithi

by Ganganatha Jha | 1920 | 1,381,940 words | ISBN-10: 8120811550

Summary: This is the English translation of the Manusmriti, which is a collection of Sanskrit verses dealing with ‘Dharma’, a collective name for human purpose, their duties and the law. Various topics will be dealt with, but this volume of the series includes 12 discourses (adhyaya).

The commentary on this text by Medhatithi elaborately explains various topics and argues with opponents of the text. He composes his own answers to their claims, backed up by authentic sources, such as references to Panini's work.

Manu refers to the author, and Smṛti refers to ‘Law book’. This volume presents the full english translation of the Manu-smriti with the commentary (bhashya) by Medhatithi. Alternate titles:

Manusmṛti (मनुस्मृति),
Medhātithi Manubhāṣya (मेधातिथि मनुभाष्य)

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The full text of the Manusmriti with the Commentary of Medhatithi in English is available here and publically accesible (free to read online). Of course, I would always recommend buying the book so you get the latest edition. You can see all this book’s content by visiting the pages in the below index:

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