Hindu Concept of Law

13 Pages Posted: 28 May 2020

Date Written: April 30, 2020


Hindu Law is a body of principles or rules called ‘Dharma’. It lays down the laws which regulated Hindu nationals, social, family and individual obligations Dharma are considered as the law in the Hindu philosophy. Hindu law has its own place in history and as well as in modern era. Hindu philosophy is based on dharmasastra and these dharmasastras has been taken as a tool for justice. Hindu law has been studied on the basis of school i.e mitakshara school and dayabhaga school. These schools have different concept of property. Sources of Hindu law such as smriti, shruti, customs, commentaries and digest are the ancient or primary source of Hindu law whereas legislations, precedent, etc are taken as modern sources of law. Nepalese legal system has adopted some principle of Hindu jurisprudence and judiciary has also given importance while deciding cases.

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koirala, Anita, Hindu Concept of Law (April 30, 2020). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3589070 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3589070

Anita Koirala (Contact Author)

National Law College, Nepal ( email )

Lalitpur Metropolitan City
Ward No. 05, Lalitpur
Lalitpur, Province No.: 03 44700
015013093 (Phone)

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