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I found two verses from Manu Smriti against consanguineous marriage. Manu Smriti 11.171 On having had intercourse with one’s sister born of his father’s sister, or of his mother’s sister, or of his mother’s full brother,—one should perform the Cāndrāyaṇa. Manu Smriti 11.172 A wise man should never take these three as his wife; being blood-relations, they are ...


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A detailed answer is given by Sethu Srivatsa Koduru. I just want to add one more thing. I came across a verse in Yajnavalkya Smriti. This verse is also relevant. Let him diligently follow the Law (Dharma) with deed, mind and speech. But let him not follow (an ordinance), which though, lawful, is yet not conducive to heaven and is offensive to the people. I....


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Yes, Dharma Sastras do have provisions to change with time and views in society. He shall, avoid such wealth and pleasures as are opposed to righteousness, as also righteousness if it be conducive to unhappiness, or disapproved by the people. (Manu Smriti 4.176) I will quote from Parashara Smriti which says its best suitable for Kali Yuga. It has some ...


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The Cambridge Dictionary defines rape as: to force someone to have sex when they are unwilling, using violence or threatening behaviour In this regard the prescription of the currently available Manusmriti, 8.364 is very clear i.e. death penalty: योऽकामां दूषयेत् कन्यां स सद्यो वधमर्हति। सकामां दूषयंस्तुल्यो न वधं प्राप्नुयान्नरः॥३६४॥ If a man violates an ...


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