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Manusmriti (written also as Manusmriti or Manusmruti) is the most important and earliest metrical work of the Dharmaśāstra textual tradition of Hinduism. Generally known in English as the Laws of Manu, it was first translated into English in 1794 by Sir William Jones, an English Orientalist and judge of the British Supreme Court of Judicature in Calcutta.The text presents itself as a discourse given by Manu, the progenitor of mankind to a group of seers, or rishis, who beseech him to tell them the "law of all the social classes" Manu became the standard point of reference for all future Dharmaśāstras that followed it.

According to Hindu tradition, the Manusmriti records the words of Brahma. By attributing the words to supernatural forces, the text takes on an authoritative tone as a statement on Dharma, in opposition to previous texts in the field, which were more scholarly.

Manu Smriti is one of the most heavily criticized of the scriptures of Hinduism, having been attacked by colonial scholars, modern liberals, Hindu reformists, Dalit advocates, feminists, Marxists and certain groups of traditional Hindus, namely Smartas.

However, not all Hindus agree with the criticisms of the text, or the assertion that the Manu Smriti is not authoritative. Some prominent Hindu figures, such as Swami Dayananda Saraswati and A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami, hold the text to be authentic and authoritative. Other admirers of the text have included Annie Besant, P.D. Ouspensky, Pandurang Shastri Athavale and Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan. Friedrich Nietzsche is noted to have said "Close the Bible and open the Manu Smriti. “It has an affirmation of life, a triumphing agreeable sensation in life and that to draw up a lawbook such as Manu means to permit oneself to get the upper hand, to become perfection, to be ambitious of the highest art of living.

Some dalit leaders disagree vehemently.

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Friedrich Nietzsche is noted to have said "Close the Bible and open the Manu Smriti. "
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Sanskrit

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All India
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term given to a big well built man. Comes from the Indian sport of pehlwani or Indian wrestling.

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That pehlwan Fazal belted Shree Kumar with a badminton racket for saying bad things about his uncle.
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Hindi

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All India

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Yes there is one Josephite on this team:) And he has only one thing to say: Josephites are dynamites! See our entry for St Joseph's. Glad you are on the site.

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Logonathan...you a Josephite too? I'm batch of 95.

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I have the same question :)

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Dude, are you a Josephite?

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term given to the small tuft of hair at the top of ones neck at the back which grows faster than other hair..

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Ill grab you by the juttu and belt you if you do not say sorry.
Added 2012-10-29 by porkipaya

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Hindi

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All India
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slang and derogatory term for a woman. Batli comes from bottle and refers to an hourglass shape, vaguely like a coke bottle.

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Vik: Batli! Check it out...
nik:No man, theyre hijras
Vik: oh
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Tamil

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Tamil Nadu

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Haleem is a delicious dish made of wheat, meat, lentils and various spices. This dish is slow cooked overnight for seven to eight hours blending the flavors of spices, meat and wheat and is usually served in the morning.

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Ravi from America : Haleem goes well with nescafe don't you think?
Pinky from India: ABCD
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1. Vande Mataram is a 1997 studio album by musician A. R. Rahman. It is the largest selling Indian non-film album to date and has been instrumental in instilling a sense of patriotic pride in India. The song is played at national events, before cricket matches and on tv especially when skirmish's with Pakistan happen.
2. Vande Mataram is the title of a poem/hymn in the 1882 novel Anandamatha by Bankimchandra Chattopadhyay dedicated to the goddess Durga. It came to be considered the "National Song of India", Many Muslim organizations in India have declared fatwas against singing Vande Mataram, due to the song suggesting the worshiping of "Mother India". Tagore's Jana Gana Mana was chosen as the National Anthem and Vande Mataram was rejected on the grounds that other religions who did not believe in Durga would feel offended by its depiction of the nation as a Hindu goddess.

The English translation:

I show gratitude to thee, Mother,
richly-watered, richly-fruited,
cool with the winds of the south,
dark with the crops of the harvests,
The Mother!

Her nights rejoicing in the glory of the moonlight,
her lands clothed beautifully with her trees in flowering bloom,
sweet of laughter, sweet of speech,
The Mother, giver of boons, giver of bliss

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Motu: Lets all sing Vande mataram and feel patriotic.
Chotu: Why are Robert, Lobsang and Akbar not singing ?
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Hindi

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All India

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A mutt is a term used for a Hindu monastic and/or religious establishment with a lineage, which has rules and is hierarchical. It's the short form of the word Matha. This term has nothing to do with the English word mutt meaning dog.

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Gunasheela spent 4 months at the Sringeri mutt to get in touch with her innermost meditative self.
Added 2012-04-28 by porkipaya

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Hindi

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All India

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rubbish. garbage.

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Francis's room was filthy. after we swept it there was a pile of kachada 3 feet high in the center of the room.
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Hindi

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All India
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Masth is a condition in male bull elephants thats characterized by aggressive behavior and a large rise in reproductive hormones. the testosterone levels in an elephant in masth can be as much as 50 times greater than in the same elephant at other times. The term is given to a state a male elephants gets into when it comes into "heat" and is ready to mate. A fluid falls from glands near the elephants ears and these elephants are more aggressive and kill a lot of people whenever this happens. Masth is also used to describe have a "really good" time or something that's "really good" .

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Piku: Lets go and meet some loose women
Viku: Masth macha masth
Added 2012-03-06 by porkipaya

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Hindi

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All India

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Masthi, Masth its, masti

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a child or young person. Used a lot by anglo indians and east indians.

Usage

What baba? thrown up your kutti pi again?
Added 2012-03-06 by porkipaya

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English

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All India

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People

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