10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (UTC+5.5)
Judicial Process in Ancient India (Exploring Yājñavalkya, Nārada & Kātyāyana)
The INDICA Center for Indic Studies in Law and Justice presents a conversation with Brunda Karanam titled Judicial Process in Ancient India on the 17th of December 2022 at IST 1000 hrs. The Smṛti-s are of great significance in ancient Indian jurisprudence. They deal, inter alia, with judicial administration, which is essential to access to justice.This conversation seeks to explore the judicial process in ancient India, relying primarily on the Smṛti-s of Yājñavalkya, Nārada, and Kātyāyana, and their commentaries thereof, while referring to a few others when contextually relevant.The discussion will draw parallels with India’s modern legal system and judicial administration. This conversation shall also briefly touch upon the independence of thought in the Smṛti-s, the dynamic nature of ancient Indian jurisprudence, and its adaptation and evolution with the times.