"I speak of Manu's law"

Brahma, the Hindu god of creation
Public DomainBrahma, the Hindu god of creation - Credit: Ranveig
The Laws of Manu (or Manusmriti) is a work of Hindu literature first translated into English by Sir William Jones in 1794.  It has been the subject of controversy due to the negative views on women and Shudras (the lowest class in the Hindu caste system).  It is considered to contain the laws and teachings of Brahma, as conveyed by the sage Manu.