law Definition, Systems, Institutions, & Fields
The Arthashastra, probably compiled around 100 AD , and the Manusmriti (c. 100–300 AD) were foundational treatises in India, and comprise texts considered authoritative legal guidance. Manu’s central philosophy was tolerance and pluralism, and was cited across Southeast Asia. During the Muslim conquests in the Indian subcontinent, sharia was established by the Muslim sultanates and empires, most notably Mughal Empire’s Fatawa-e-Alamgiri, compiled by emperor Aurangzeb and various scholars of Islam. In India, the Hindu legal tradition, along with Islamic Law, were both supplanted by common law when India became part of the British Empire.
- Social security law refers to the rights people have to social insurance, such as jobseekers’ allowances or housing benefits.
- Another example is the Torah or Old Testament, in the Pentateuch or Five Books of Moses.
- In fact the apprentice and the boy both had a right of possession in