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  • Writer's pictureShambhavi Goswami

Ancient Indian Wisdom On Human Rights

By Shambhavi Goswami, University School of Law and Legal Studies,
GGS Indraprastha University, Dwarka Campus, New Delhi.*


Since approximately 4000 B.C there have been instances of jurisprudence principles... in India that comprised explanations of rules and processes for civil and criminal proceedings, with a focus on punishment. The Vedic Rishis constantly advocated for the protection of all members of society, and this was regarded as the responsibility of the state or monarch. As a result, the idea of individual rights is not just a Western concept.[1] The Rig Veda also mentions three sorts of civic rights: Tana (body), Skridhi (dwelling place), and Jibhasi (right to life) (life)[2].


[1]Giriraj Shah & K.N. Gupta, Human Rights: Free and Equal (2001). [2] Sitansu S. Chakravarti, Ethics in the Mahabharata: a Philosophical Inquiry for Today, 1st edn., (New Delhi: Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers, 2006), p.176.


Journal Details
Abbreviation: NLR 

ISSN:   2582-8479 (O)

Year of Starting: 2020

Place: New Delhi, India

Accessibility: Open Access

Peer Reviewer: Double Blind



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