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date: 01 October 2022

Dharmaśāstra (‘ treatise on the Law’, ‘ Law code’, ‘ science of dharma’) 

Source:
A Dictionary of Hinduism
Author(s):

W. J. Johnson

In the widest sense, the term designates not just the literature treated below, but also the Dharmasūtras, and the later commentaries and digests. However, it is most usually applied as the collective name given to a voluminous category of verse literature dealing with ... ...

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