Overview for Principles of Hindu Jurisprudence (In 2 Volumes)
The Hindu codes of religious and social laws are known as Dharmasastra, or smrti. The texts belonging to this sastra are many and varied. Besides, there are smrti material outlining the principles of jurisprudence may be found in other classes of literature, such as the puranas. Dr. Banerji who has established himself as an authority of the subject has collected and critically edited with an annotated translation the verses from the Agni-purana, an encyclopaedic mythological text, which deals with the basic principles of the Hindu jurisprudence. This forms the first Vol. Of the book. The second Vol. Consists of texts from the Yajnavalkyasmrti in the same subject with translation and adaptation. The work shows the critical and analytical insight of the author. Several glossaries and indexes have greatly enhanced the value of the work.
S.C. Banerji (Author)
The author has been a zealous researcher on various aspects of indology for half a century. He served Government of West Bengal as a senior Professor of Sanskrit. His research on Bengal sociology earned him a Rabindra Memorial Prize, the highest academic award by the West Bengal Government. To his credit there are more than forty books including A Companion to Sanskrit Literature, A Brief History of Tantra Literature, Indian Society in the Mahabharata, Historical Survey of Ancient Indian Grammars, Global Radiation of Culture: India and the World (in press) etc.