Yājñavalkya Smṛti

The Yājñavalkya Smṛti has been called the "best composed" and "most homogeneous" text of the Dharmaśāstra tradition. It reflects a superior vocabulary and level of sophistication in comparison to many of the other texts of its time. It was written by Sage Yajnavalkya of Mithila during the peak influence of the Gupta dynasty in India.

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... The Yājñavalkya Smṛti consists of 1,010 ślokas (verses) ... is laid out as a frame story in which the sages of Mithila approach Yājñavalkya and ask him to teach them dharma ... The majority of the text is then Yājñavalkya's description of dharma, divided into three subtopics Ācāra (proper conduct), Vyavahāra (judicial ...