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Women In The Sacred Laws
Kulapati's Preface The Author
Foreword Prologue
The Dharma Sutras Contemporary Evidence
The Manu - Samhita The Later Law-Books
Digest On Hindu Law Espirit Des Lois
Major Sections

THE COMMENTARIES AND DIGESTS ON HINDU

This commentary on the Yajnavalkya Smriti was composed by the ascetic Vijnanesvara, of Kalyanapura in the present Hyderabad State, towards the end of the 111h or the beginning of the 12th century. He was a contemporary of King Vikramarka, 1076-1127 A.D.'4

 Next in importance in the commentary of Mitakshara is that written by the Silahara King Apararka or Aparaditya.5 He is said to have lived and reigned in the 12th century A.D., and is referred to in the subsequent digests. The views of Apararka are in close agreement with those of Vijnanesvara.

The Bengal school of writers agrees on several points with Apararka, and many instances of such agreement may be traced in Sulapani's commentary on the Yajnavalkya Smriti, called the Dipakalika.  Raghunandana, who is supposed to have flourished in the 16th century, refers to this book.

We next come to a North Indian writer, Visvesvara. He was patronized by King Madanapala, who reigned at Kashtha, to the north of Delhi, and is reputed for his Smrti Kaumudi. He refers to himself as the author of another law-book, the Madanaparijata. King Mladanapala's date is fixed by Colebrook as the 14th century, by Dr. Burnell as the 15th century, and by Rajkumar Sarvadhikari as the 12th century.

Professor Jolly does not think the last of these dates to be correct, as ' Visvesvara mentions among his sources the Smriti Chandrika and Hemadri's digest'.6 Both these were composed in South India in the 13th century. Nandapandita is one of the modern writers who have made use of the writings of Visvesvara.

Tradition describes him as being a Dharmadhikari of Benares. Raghunandana (16th century) is the earliest writer to mention Madanapdla.7

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