Re-defining the Indian Legal System

  • Katyaini Vemparala
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  • Katyaini Vemparala

    Student at OP Jindal Global University, India

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Throughout history, comparative legal system evaluation has frequently been entwined with the notion of superiority, with Western legal frameworks judged inherently superior to those of non- Western nations. David Skuy, in his piece "Macaulay and the Indian Penal Code of 1862: The Myth of the Inherent Superiority and Modernity of the English Legal System Compared to India's Legal System in the Nineteenth Century," boldly challenges this prevalent myth and delves into the complex dynamics of the legal landscape of India during the colonial era. Skuy's study offers an astute critique of the popular narrative that portrays the English legal system as fundamentally superior and modern in comparison to its Indian counterpart and the involvement of Thomas Babington Macaulay, and the development of the Indian Penal Code of 1862. This paper aims at re-evaluating the claims made in David Skuy’s piece.


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International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 7, Issue 1, Page 218 - 221


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