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"The king was the ruler of all except Brahamanas". This was the view of __?

 A.

Manu

 B.

Yajnavalkya

 C.

Apasthamba

 D.

Gautama

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Solution:
Option(D) is correct

The Dharmasutras: The Law Codes of Apastamba, Gautama, Baudhayana, and Vasistha The Dharmasutras are the four surviving written works of the ancient Indian tradition on the subject of dharma, or the rules of behavior a community recognizes as binding on its members.

Gautama-dharmasutra is believed to be the oldest of the four Hindu Dharmasastras, It survives as an independent treatise.

According to Gautama the ruler is the owner of everything in his realm except the brahmanas.


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