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The Classical Law of India: trans. From French with additions by J. Duncan M. Derrett

By: Robert Lingat

Price: $9.25

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers Pvt. Ltd.: 1993

Edition: First Indian Edition

Seller ID: 026943

ISBN: 8121506107

Condition: New


For many centuries the Hindu population of the Indian subcontinent has largely observed a legal system derived from the Dharmasastra, or "science of righteousness," the indigenous holy law of the land. This legal system, the oldest in existence, is superior in depth and diversity even to Roman law; yet its development has been shaped neither by formal legislation nor by judicial precedent but instead by unique religious concepts that, prescribing rules of conduct... View more info