(b) Bhagavad Gita
(c) Ramayana
(d) Manu Smriti
The term apad-dharma of the Smriti literature meant
(a) violation of social laws
(b) special duties prescribed for the varnasamkara
(c) duties permitted to different varnas at times of distress
(d) dangerous practices to be avoided by people
The children born to a Brahmin father and a Sudra mother are categorised as
(a) Vratyas
(b) Nisadas
(c) Abhiras
(d) Pulindas
Which of the following were prescribed in the late ancient period for the
Sudras so that ordinary Brahmins and even priests of a lower category could
get their dues on every occasion?
(i) Gotras
(ii) Samaskaras
(iii) Tirthas
(iv) Vratas
Select the correct answer from the codes given below:
(a) All of them
(b) i, ii and iii
(c) ii, iii and iv
(d) i, iii and iv
Which form of marriage was originally prescribed by Manu for the
Kshatriyas, though it was disapproved for them in the later texts?
(a) Rakshasa
(b) Asura
(c) Paisacha
(d) Gandharva
According to tradition, the great sages such as Kanva, Vatsa and
Satyakamajavala were the sons of
(a) Sudra women