Is Manu Shastra a strict social code imposed forcefully on society or is it just a scripture that captures and documents normal human behavior in a wide variety of environmental conditions? Should it be seen as a set of authoritative directions or just as recommendations? Using modern terminology, can we say that Manu Shastra documents the social code that was perhaps prescribed as most appropriate to meet the objectives of the Mysteries of the Manu Code society of those times? Should it be considered sacrosanct and frozen for all times?
This book attempts to list many significant perspectives that can be used to evaluate a complex social model and presents the position taken by Manu Shastra.