The Indian Legal System - An Enquiry
The establishment and growth of common law in India introduced a certain kind of dominant legal apparatus. The existence, however, of multiple non-state legal traditions challenges the singular identity of the Indian legal system. Taking into account indigenously created and evolved legal apparatuses, this volume examines all aspects of the Indian legal system in the context of historical, sociological, and anthropological realities of society. Postulating that legal systems cannot be studied in isolation from the cultures of groups whose affairs they regulate, The Indian Legal System explores the preference for non-state legal practices among several communities in India, despite the existence of a formal state legal system.