It traditionally has 2 sub-books and chapters. Anushasana Parva continues the theme of Shanti Parva , a discussion of duties of a ruler, the rule of law, instructions on dharma for those close to the leader. The dialogue is between Yudhishthira , Bhishma and other sages. The book debates the duties, behaviors and habits of individuals, with chapters dedicated to men and to women. Various types of marriages are mentioned and their merits compared. The parva also recites many symbolic tales and legends such as the legend of Nachiketa , as well as the death and last rites of Bhishma, the eldest member of the Kuru family.
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It has 2 sub-books and chapters. Sometimes this parva is referred to as the "Book of Precepts". Variouschapters of Anushasana parva recite the duties and rights of women. The goddessof prosperity Lakshmi asserts, in the verses of Chapter 11, that she lives inthose women who are truthful, sincere, modest, organized, devoted to theirhusband and children, health conscious, patient and kind to guests.