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A PROSPECTUS

OF THE

SCIENTIFIC STUDY OF THE

HINDÛ LAW.

PRESS NOTICES.

'If the bench of India is adorned with many men equal in talent and learning to Mr. Nelson, that country must be singularly fortunate in her judges. The work before us is one of the most remarkable we have ever read. The author of it displays prodigious natural acumen, great research, a liberal and unprejudiced spirit, and withal a modesty and courtesy towards those whose theories he denies, such as are rarely observed in a writer who could justly claim to use a more audacious style. It is evident that Mr. Nelson has received rare gifts from nature, and has laboured to utilise them. Our only regret is that his manifest judicial faculties are not exercised in a sphere of higher importance than in a district of the least of the three Presidencies.'-LAW JOURNAL, Nov. 19, 1881.

'All well-wishers to the Madras Presidency must welcome Mr. Nelson's new work.'-ACADEMY.

"The technical and unattractive title of Mr. Nelson's book conceals a critical essay on a subject of considerable social and political importance.'

SATURDAY REVIEW.

'Mr. Nelson's inquiries and arguments bear on their face the evidence of deep research, of original and powerful thought, of anxious and conscientious deliberation.-INLIAN MAIL.

Much attention is deserved by the two works of Mr. Nelson.'

Sir H. S. MAINE (in Early Law and Custom).

J'ai commencé ce compte-rendu avec l'intention de dire beaucoup de bien de ce livre et je m'aperçois, en finissaut, que je n'ai guère fait que le critiquer. Mon opinion sur l'ouvrage n'a pourtant pas changé en chemin. Je le crois toujours encore juste, et vrai dans le fond, en progrès quant à la façon d'envisager ces etudes, plein d'idées et surtout d'intentions excellentes, éa.inemment utile.'

Professor BARTH (in Revue Critique).

London: KEGAN PAUL, TRENCH, & CO., 1 Paternoster Square.

INDIAN USAGE

AND JUDGE-MADE LAW

IN MADRAS

BY

J. H. NELSON, M.A.

SOME TIME FELLOW OF KING'S COLLEGE, CAMBRIDGE: of tHE MIDDLE TEMPLE
BARRISTER-AT-LAW A DISTRICT JUDGE IN MADRAS: AUTHOR OF
'A VIEW OF THE HINDU LAW' 'THE SCIENTIFIC
STUDY OF THE HINDU LAW' ETC.

'The usage of the country, or common law of the Hindoos, is very different
from the written law, which is in a great measure obsolete among themselves.
Before the introduction of a new code, we ought to have employed men
qualified to collect all that could be found of usage or Hindoo common law.
Many of the rules would have appeared trifling and absurd, and even con-
tradictory, but from the whole a system might have been formed much better
adapted to the genius and condition of the people than our theoretical code'
SIR THOMAS MUNRO

LONDON

KEGAN PAUL, TRENCH, & CO., 1 PATERNOSTER SQUARE

1887

K. L. Mukh palhyay.

Post Box 897, CALOV 1A-1

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