Members who are Sanskrit scholars, please do help.There is an ancient text called Manusmriti. It is widely seen as a symbol of the superiority of men over women. It is in the eye of a storm in Tamil nadu. The local unit of a major political party that seeks to consolidate votes based on a majority religion, has been continuously rejected in secular Tamil Nadu, where people widely respect the role of each religion for the development of the entire society. For example, two of the best ten arts and science colleges in India, the fabulous Loyola College and the Madras Christian College have done massive service to the nation and to everyone in the State, irrespective of caste, or creed or religion. Tamil Nadu has very shrewd people who cannot be so easily fooled by any caste or religion-based propaganda.
Be that as it may, the Manusmriti is an ancient Sanskrit text. What exactly is this? Where and how does it actually offend women? Where and how is the superiority of men over women, emphasized and in what detail? Members who know Sanskrit may please enlighten us. Should this be banned totally?