The Indian legal system : an enquiry / Mahendra Pal Singh and Niraj Kumar
- Oxford scholarship online
- Machine generated contents note: 1.Tracing the History of the Legal System in India -- 2.Historical and Contemporary Deviations from the State Legal System in India -- 3.Examples of Alternative Legal Systems in India -- 4.Conclusion.
- The work is an attempt to understand the existence of multiple non-state legal traditions despite the presence of a uniform legal system in India. There is a significant gap that exists between the state-legal system and the practices and preferences of people belonging to different communities. In order to understand this structure, the text goes back to the history of legal system in India and tries to identify the reason behind the prevalence of these alternative modes. It studies some prominent legal systems of pre-colonial India like the Mughals, and further explores the way Indian legality was transformed during the British rule. The study maps the evolution and growth of the common law system in India and takes into account the factors that contributed to the strengthening and acceptance of this system.
- 9780199095650 (ebook)
- Audience Notes:
- This edition previously issued in print: 2019.
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
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