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Manusmriti: With the Manubhasya of Medhatithi (In 10 Volumes)

 
Ganganath Jha (Editor) Ganganath Jha (Translator) Ganganath Jha (Introduction)
Synopsis Ganganatha Jha's Multi-volume Manusmrti, originally published by the University of Calcutta between 1920 and 1939, is, as indicated by its subtitle "The Laws of Manu with the Bhasya of Medhatithi", mainly an edition and translation of the Mula text together with the 'explanation' of the most celebrated commentator. Medhatithi's Manubhasya has been characterized by one of the leading scholars on Dharmasastra, J. Duncan M. Derrett, as a large repertory of opinion on the meaning of the "Smrti and on some fundamental questions of Dharma and law. The present work is divided into three sets, i.e. Sanskrit Text (Mula), English translation and notes. These comprise of two, five and three volumes--in all the ten volumes. The first two volumes are devoted to (Mula) Sanskrit text. The first consists of first six Adhyayas and the subsequent carries next six Adhyayas from VII to XII and a detailed index for both volumes. The next five volumes (vol. 3 to 7) belong to English translation. The Vol. 3 carries Adhyayas I and II, Vol. 4 contains Adhyayas III and IV, Vol. 5 has Adhyayas V to VII, Vol. 6 has Adhyaya 8, and Vol. 7 has last four Adhyayas (IX to XII). All volumes contain a detailed index. The last three volumes (8 to 10) are devoted to detailed notes conducive to understanding the subject of the Smrti even to an interested average reader. These belong to textual, explanation and comparative respectively. These contain much useful informations.
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About the authors

Ganganath Jha

Dr. Ganganath Jha, an alumnus of Southeast Asian Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, has been working as a faculty member in the department for the last 25 years. Dr. Jha has been contributing articles in reputed journals and edited volumes. A number of articles in Indonesian Quarterly (Jakart), Contemporary Southeast Asia, India Quarterly and Strategic Analysis are well appreciated. Some of his books, Foreign Policy of Thailand (1978), Southeast Asia (1988) are widely reviewed. He has widely traveled in Southeast Asia, Holland and China and writes on the subject from his personal experiences.

Ganganath Jha

Dr. Ganganath Jha, an alumnus of Southeast Asian Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, has been working as a faculty member in the department for the last 25 years. Dr. Jha has been contributing articles in reputed journals and edited volumes. A number of articles in Indonesian Quarterly (Jakart), Contemporary Southeast Asia, India Quarterly and Strategic Analysis are well appreciated. Some of his books, Foreign Policy of Thailand (1978), Southeast Asia (1988) are widely reviewed. He has widely traveled in Southeast Asia, Holland and China and writes on the subject from his personal experiences.

Ganganath Jha

Dr. Ganganath Jha, an alumnus of Southeast Asian Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, has been working as a faculty member in the department for the last 25 years. Dr. Jha has been contributing articles in reputed journals and edited volumes. A number of articles in Indonesian Quarterly (Jakart), Contemporary Southeast Asia, India Quarterly and Strategic Analysis are well appreciated. Some of his books, Foreign Policy of Thailand (1978), Southeast Asia (1988) are widely reviewed. He has widely traveled in Southeast Asia, Holland and China and writes on the subject from his personal experiences.

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Title Manusmriti: With the Manubhasya of Medhatithi (In 10 Volumes)
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.1999
Edition 2nd ed.
Language: English
isbn 8120811550
length cix+6221p., Notes; Index; 23cm..