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Codifying Hindu Law

Codifying Hindu Law MADHU KISHWAR's article Codified Hindu Law-Myth and Reality' (August 13, 1994) gives valuable insights into the multiple frictions afflicting India of our times. In fact, the whole exercise of codification of the Hindu law has been a subversion and a violation of the time- honoured principles of governance evolved historically in pre-British India. I would illustrate with three examples, namely, Kautilya, Ashoka and Akbar, whose successful attempts to evolve principles of governance are as much a tribute to their statesmanship as to the rich diversity of the people whom they sought to rule.

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