The Naradasmriti is unique in the corpus of sanskrit legal literature. It is the only original collection of legal maxims which purical juridica in character. It focuses solely on legal procedure and the substantive law that is included in this traditional category. The present critical edition is based on the evidence of forty-seven manuscripts from libraries in India, Nepal and Germany, France, United States and the UK. The author has critically edited and translated the incomplete but extremely important commentary of Ashahaya. He also provides summary of the commentary of bhavasvamin. This is most comprehensive and thorough examination of any of the basics texts of the indian legal tradition. It establishes a new standard for the scholarly editing of these texts. the first edition of this work was awarded the prestigious CESMEO [centro Piemontese de studi sul medio ed estremo oriente, Torino] prize in 1990 as the best book in South Asia.