The present work of Parnasabari Bhattacharyya is an indepth study of the Manusmrti and aims at unfolding the key-concepts which provide the background to Manu's formulations. It demonstrates how the ancient universal traditions, conserved and conceptualized in this unique text became the guiding principle of what was subsequently known as the Indian way of life.
About the Author:
PARNASABARI BHATTACHARYYA is currently a Research Associate in the Asiatic Society, Calcutta. She is working on The Changing Social Perspectives in Ancient Indian Legal Texts.