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Karine Bates

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Chapter 3: The Indian Legal System: A Unique Combination of Traditions, Practices and Modern Values*

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The Indian Legal System: A Unique Combination of Traditions, Practices and Modern Values*
The Indian legal system: A uniqe combination of traditions, practices and modern values
KarineBates
Introduction

Throughout its history the Indian legal system has not presented a uniform set of structures and sources of law to solve conflicts. This explains why, in many cases, clan and caste panchayats rendered decisions on concurrent issues with the courts established by the princes of an area and later on by the British colonizers. In order to capture the complexity of the changes that occurred in the various instances of dispute resolutions, the interplay between different interpretations and sanctions of Hindu law by some rulers and by the post-independence legal system in India will be examined.

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