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Just Now The concepts of Hindu law are deeply rooted in the Hindu philosophy and religion. The ancient social structure and its continuation in modern times is, to a great extent, the outcome of the Hindu philosophy and religion. [1] Hindu law has always existed within a broader pluralism of legal systems in India that to a greater or lesser extent

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3 hours ago Hindu civilization is an ancient civilization since there are not many evidences, smritis play an important role as a source of Hindu law. Presently, the ancient sources of Hindu law are: Shrutis Smritis Commentaries and digests Customs 1. Shrutis The word shru means to hear and the term refers to the four Vedas.

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1 hours ago There are also several areas where Hindu law is silent. Most of the ancient sources of Hindu law is written in Sanskrit and it is well known that in the present times there is a dearth of Sanskrit scholars. There is hardly any importance left of the ancient sources since the time the modern sources have emerged and been followed.

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7 hours ago A Hindu is an adherent of Hinduism. It is believed that Hindu law is a divine law. It was revealed to the people by God through Vedas. Various sages and ascetics have elaborated and refined the abstract concepts of life explained in the Vedas. The sources of Hindu law are ancient as well as modern. Ancient Sources of Hindu Law

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4 hours ago Origins of Hindu Law It is believed that Hindu law is a divine law. It was revealed to the people by God through Vedas. Various sages and ascetics have elaborated and refined the abstract concepts of life explained in the Vedas. Sources of Hindu Law Sources of Hindu Law can be divided into two parts - Ancient and Modern. 1. Ancient Sources

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Just Now The Hindu Law, of which Srutis and Smritis are the two important sources, as a matter of fact, reflect the contemporary customs of the society, great importance is attributed to the customs, because the King was expected to adjudge the disputes according to custom, and custom could predominate or outweigh the law made by the King.

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Just Now Answer (1 of 3): There is the two-fold classification of the sources of the Hindu lawAncient sources • Modern sources Ancient sources Ancient sources are the source that built up the idea of Hindu law in old occasions. It is additionally grouped into four classifications • …

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3 hours ago Hindu Law is a personal law of members of the Hindu religion. However, the scope of its application extends to other groups. Hindu law is considered to be divine. The sources of Hindu law are the places where knowledge on Hindu law can be derived. The sources are classified into orthodox and modern sources.

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9 hours ago the ancient rules of Hindu law, form an additional source of Hindu law. 3.1.2 Sources of Muslim Law The following are the important sources of Muslim Law: 1. The Quran Muslims consider the Quran as the basis of their law. They believe that the Quran is the one, that shows the truth as distinguished from

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2 hours ago ANCIENT INDIAN JURISPRUDENCE By : Justice Markandey Katju, Judge, Supreme Court of India Speech delivered on 27.11.2010 at Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi In ancient India not only was there tremendous development of mathematics, astronomy, medicine, grammar, philosophy, literature, etc. but there was also tremendous development of law. This is

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1 hours ago sources of hindu law can be divided into ancient sources and modern sources.hindu law has its own place in the history as well as in the modern era as; shruti, smriti, digest and commentaries, and custom are the ancient sources of hindu law whereas, equity, justice and good conscience, precedent, and legislation are taken as modern sources of …

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8 hours ago The evolution of the different schools of Hindu law has been possible on account of the different commentaries that were written by various authorities. The original source of Hindu law was the same for all Hindus. But schools of Hindu law arose as the people chose to adhere to one or the other school for different reasons.

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6 hours ago Ancient and Modern Sources of Hindu Law: A Concise Overview. Last Updated on 1 year by Admin LB This article discusses the ancient and modern sources of Hindu Law through a concise overview and depiction of the various origins of such laws. It also talks about the pattern of lineage in carrying these laws and the continuous time frame, culture

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7 hours ago HINDU LAW : ITS CHARACTER AND EVOLUTION U. C. Sarkar * There are certain conspicuous features of Hindu law, which at once differentiate it from other systems of law - ancient and modern. Though it was lawyers' law, still originally it was not exactly like posi-tive law,1 as the expression is understood in modern jurisprudence -

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8 hours ago (ii) Sources of Hindu Law or Dharma. There are three sources of Dharma or Hindu law. The first source is the Veda or Vedas. The four primary Vedas are the Rigveda, Yajurveda, Samaveda, and Atharvaveda. They are collections of oral texts of hymns, praises, and ritual instructions. Veda literally means revelation.

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3 hours ago Introduction: In ancient times, the word Law is equal to Dharma, so the source of Dharma and Law were the same.. According to Manu there are four sources of Dharma (Law), namely the Vedas, the Smritis, Sadachara and what is agreeable to one’s conscience.; According to Yajnavalkya there are fourteen sources of law which includes four Vedas, Six Vedangas, …

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1. It actually implies what has been heard. The word is gotten from the root “shru” which signifies ‘to hear’. In principle, it is the essential and foremost wellspring of Hindu law and is accepted to be the language of the perfect disclosure through the sages. The equivalent of shruti is Veda. It is gotten from the root “vid” signifying ‘to know’. The term Veda depends on the convention that they are the store of all information. There are four Vedas to be specific, Rig Veda (containing songs i...
2. The word Smriti is gotten from the root “smri” signifying ‘to recollect’. Customarily, Smritis contain those segments of the Shrutis which the sages overlooked in their unique structure and the thought whereby they wrote in their own language with the assistance of their memory. In this manner, the premise of the Smritis is Shrutis yet they are human works. There are two sorts of Smritis viz. Dharmasutras and Dharmashastras. Their topic is nearly the equivalent. The thing that matters is that...
3. After Shrutis came the period of pundits and summaries. Analyses (Tika or Bhashya) and Digests (Nibandhs) secured a time of over a thousand years from the seventh century to 1800 A.D. In the initial segment of the period, the greater part of the discourses was composed on the Smritis yet in the later period the works were in the idea of overviews containing a union of the different Smritis and clarifying and accommodating the different inconsistencies. The advancement of the various schools o...

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9 hours ago Most of the modern sources of Hindu law are written in a modern language like English/ Hindu and also in regional languages as it is known that in the present times there is a dearth of Sanskrit scholars. From the time when the new sources appeared and were adopted, there is barely any significance left to the ancient sources.

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7 hours ago ANCIENT SOURCES :- According to Manu there are four sources of Hindu Law as per following details, in addition to these four there was also that what is agreeable to one’s conscience:- 1. Shruti 2. Smriti 3. Digest and Commentaries 4. Custom and Usages. MODERN SOURCES: - Following are the modern sources of Hindu Law :- 1.

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3 hours ago So according to the traditional source of Hindu law, there are 4 sources of Hindu law, which are as follows: Shruti (Vedas) Smrities Digest and commentaries. Customs Shruti (Vedas) Shruti means something which has been heard. The word is derived from “Shru” which means to ‘hear’.

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1. Shruti means ” what is heard”. It is believed that the rishis and munis had reached the height of spirituality where they were revealed the knowledge of the Vedas. Thus, Shruti’s include the four vedas- Rig, Yajur, Sam and Athrava along with their brahamanas. The brahamanas are like appendices to the Vedas. Vedas primarily contain theories about sacrifices, rituals and customs. Some people believe that Vedas contain no specific laws, while some believe that the laws have to be inferred from the complete text of the Vedas. Vedas do refer to certain rights and duties, forms of marriage, requirement of a Son, exclusion of women from inheritance and partition, but these are not very clear cut laws.

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6 hours ago The evolution of the different schools of Hindu law has been possible on account of the different commentaries that were written by various authorities. The original source of Hindu law was the same for all Hindus. But schools of Hindu law arose as the people chose to adhere to one or the other school for different reasons.

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8 hours ago 35 THE SOURCES AND SCHOOLS OF HINDU LAW AND JURISPRUDENCE; WITH EMPHASIS ON THE DAYABHAGA SCHOOL AND THE CONCEPT OF PRIVATE PROPERTY AND ITS LEGAL SANCTITY IN HINDU JURISPRUDENCE: PART-I DHARMA AS LAW As we celebrate 65 years of the adoption/promulgation of our Constitution, it would be most pertinent …

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2 hours ago Case : Collector of Madrai v/s Mottaramlingam 1868: It was said that, “ There is only one remote source among the various schools of Hindu Law, but due to different beliefs of Digest and its commentaries several schools and sub schools of Hindu Law have developed.”There are mainly two causes to differentiate between several schools of Hindu

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1 hours ago Source of hindu law: The term ,source, in the expression ,source of hindu of hindu law means what prof Holland calls the material source. Which we derive the matter and not the validity of law, custom, religion and scientific discussion ete. The main sources of hindu law are as follows: 1. Sruti; 2. Smriti.

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1 hours ago 3. Legislation. This is the latest and vital source of modern Hindu Law. These Legislations have not only brought in profound changes in ancient Hindu Law but also have made the law certain and definite by various Acts, Rules and Regulations. Eg) Abolition and Regulation 1829.

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9 hours ago Legislation is the modern source of Hindu Law and has a colossal importance,, in the evolution of modem Hindu law. The legislations have the effect of reforming the law and in certain respects have superseded the textual law. Prior to the British regime, Hindu law was subjected to diverse practices in different parts of the country on account

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9 hours ago field of law. To put it differently, Hindu law is, together with every other aspect of a Hindu's activities, part of Hindu dharma. Hindu rules of law are to be found in the dharmaidstras, but these texts also contain a variety of other rules which have little or nothing in com-mon with law. Juy 1978] HINDU CONCEPTIONS OF LAW 1285

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1. In Hinduism, law is discussed as a subset of dharma which signifies behaviors that are considered in accord with rta, the order that makes life and the universe possible,[note 1] and includes duties, rights, laws, conduct, virtues and ‘‘right way of living’’. The concept of Dharmaincludes Hindu law. In ancient texts of Hinduism, the concept of dharma incorporates the principles of law, order, harmony, and truth. It is explained as the necessary law of life and equated to satya (Sanskrit: सत्यं, truth),in hymn 1.4.14 of Brhadaranyaka Upanishad, as follows:

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4 hours ago The Hindu law is credited to be the most ancient law system (approximately 6000 years old). The entirety of the Hindu law is said to be derived from two major sources: Ancient or original sources: Shruti (the 4 Vedas – Rigveda, Yajurveda, Samveda, Atharvaveda), Smriti, digests and commentaries, customs and usages.

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9 hours ago Classical Hindu law. Classical Hindu law is a category of Hindu law ( dharma) in traditional Hinduism, taken to begin with the transmittance of the Vedas and ending in 1772 with the adoption of "A Plan for the Administration of Justice in Bengal" by the Bengal government.

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1. India is a country that comprises of people following different religions. It is obvious that when it comes to governing them, religious beliefs of the people cannot be ignored, but the question is what all things should be considered as law and what not, not only this which all sources should be looked upon while framing laws in order to govern people of different religions. The two major religions in India are Islam and Hinduism. Apart from that, there is a considerable amount of population comprising of Sikhs, Buddhists, Jains, and Christian. Therefore it is necessary to examine all the sources which are looked upon before framing laws affecting the lives of people especially their personal matters like divorce, marriages, inheritances, etc.

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1 hours ago 132 The Classical Hindu Law includes the diverse legal practices connected with the Vedic traditionsin some ways and existing from the Vedic times until 1772 when the British adopted rules for administration of justice in Bengal. The Anglo-Hindu Law was evolved from the classical Hindu law during the British rule in India from 1772 to 1947.The British adopted the

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5 hours ago The British supplanted ancient Indian law and introduced in its place their own system of law. One has to understand that this was not a simple change of laws but was the imposition of a totally alien philosophy, understanding of human nature, belief system, and way of life and concept of polity.

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5 hours ago topics, such as the ancient sources of Hindu law, its scope, the various schools of that law, Anglo-Hindu law, the role of custom, the application of Hindu law to various groups in India, and the concept of caste. From the standpoint of the student of comparative law, the concept of Anglo-Hindu law, which has as a counterpart in the Indo

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1. Hindu Law is a body of principles or rules called ‘Dharma’. Dharma according to Hindu texts embraces everything in life. According to the Hindus, ‘Dharma’ includes not only what is known as law in the modern sense of the term but all rules of good and proper human conduct. Dharma is used to mean justice what is right in a given circumstance, moral, religious, pious or righteous conduct, being helpful to living beings and things, duty, law and usage or custom having in the force of law and als...
2. The Hindu system as modified through centuries has been in existence for over five thousand years and has continued to govern the social and moral patterns of Hindu life with harmonizing the diverse elements of Hindu cultural life. Magne says, “Hindu law has the oldest pedigree of any known system of Jurisprudence and even now it shows no signs of decrepitude“.
3. Hindu law, though believed to be of divine origin, is based essentially on immemorial custom and many of the acts of the people which were purely of a secular nature. But the secular nature of the acts have been modified to suit the religious preferences of a Brahmin community. With a desire to promote the special objects of religion or policy, they have used their intellectual superiority and religious influence to mold the customs of the people.

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2 hours ago The primary and important source of Hindu law is Vedas. According to tradition the Vedas also called Shruti. Shruti means what is heard by the Sages (Rishis). The Vedas are the fountain-head of Hindu religion and law. Veda means knowledge (from the root vid = …

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7 hours ago HINDU LAW Source of Hindu Law. Source of hindu Law Ancient Mordern Justice Equity Judicial Sruti Smrti Legislature and Good President Concise Sruti- It is a term that describes the sacred texts comprising the central canon of Hinduism and is one of the three main sources of dharma and therefore is influential within Hindu Law.

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1 hours ago Personal law is defined as a law that applies to a certain class or group of people or a particular person, based on the religions, faith, and culture. Their belief is decided by the sets of laws. In this chapter, we will learn about the personal laws of

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3 hours ago In this session, i have explained the Ancient and Modern Sources of Hindu Law. This will be saved in the 'Hindu Marriage Act, 1955' play list.

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8 hours ago dutiful, and free from hatred or attachment. Witnesses are to testify under oath. Perjury results in punishment. There is ample scope in determining the applicability of law to the facts of a case. Law is not divorced from reason and common sense. Law is examined in light of practical experience, which helps to deter-

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2 hours ago Principle Sources of Law; Secondary Sources of Law; Principal Sources of Law – Customs. Studies on ancient societies show that the lives of the primitives were dictated by the customs which developed during that time period because of the circumstances. When a certain activity is performed in a certain way, many many times, it becomes a custom.

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7 hours ago There are also several areas where Hindu law is silent. Most of the ancient sources of Hindu law is written in Sanskrit and it is well known that in the present times there is a dearth of Sanskrit scholars. There is hardly any importance left of the ancient sources since the time the modern sources have emerged and been followed.

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7 hours ago In the first according to Hindu scriptures- duty is the foundation head of all law, in the second phase, the expression ‘source of law means where one must resort to getting to Law. Dr. C.K. Allen asserts that the true sources of law are agencies through which the rules of conduct acquire the character of law because of their certainty

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1 hours ago human law can be measured. At the heart of the natural law theory is a belief that there are certain universal moral laws that human laws may not go against, without losing legal or moral force. Natural law theory asserts that there is an essential connection between law and morality. The law is not simply what is enacted in statutes, and if

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1. The pervasive idea of dharma influences all aspects of a Hindu's life. It is a natural and moral order, and its disturbance has grave consequences for individuals and society. In theory, at least, every act of every Hindu's life should be done in accordance with this natural and moral order, so a righteous person would wish to perform every act in accordance with dharma. There are four sources of dharma enumerated in the legal literature (see, for example, Manu 2.12 and 1.108): the Veda (śruti, sometimes translated as "revelation"), smṛti, custom (i.e., sadācāra ; literally, "the practice of the good"), and whatever seems correct to one's conscience (ātmatuṣṭi ). The Veda is the ultimate source; all of the statements concerning dharma are theoretically traceable to the Veda. Both smṛti and custom are, according to the commentators, dependent on the Veda, in that the practices described in smṛti and followed in the customs of various groups and localities can all be traced, at least...

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What is the modern source of hindu law?

Modern Sources. The Ancient Hindu legal system recognized 4 sources of law. The primary and important source of Hindu law is Vedas. According to tradition the Vedas also called Shruti. Shruti means what is heard by the Sages (Rishis). The Vedas are the fountain-head of Hindu religion and law.

What is the root text of hinduism law?

The root texts of ancient Hindu jurisprudence and law are the Dharma-sūtras. These express that the Shruti, Smriti and Achara are sources of jurisprudence and law. The precedence of these sources is declared in the opening verses of each of the known, surviving Dharma-sūtras.

What are the sources of hindu jurisprudence?

The root texts of ancient Hindu jurisprudence and law are the Dharma-sūtras. These express that the Shruti, Smriti and Achara are sources of jurisprudence and law. The precedence of these sources is declared in the opening verses of each of the known, surviving Dharma-sūtras. For example,

What is classical hindu law?

Classical Hindu law, states Donald Davis, "represents one of the least known, yet most sophisticated traditions of legal theory and jurisprudence in world history. Hindu jurisprudential texts contain elaborate and careful philosophical reflections on the nature of law and religion.

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