Sakul Kundra, Bhawna


The Judicial system of India and France was highlighted by French travelers and adventurers who traveled in India during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. Their records became significant source of information to compare and contrast the judicial system of both the countries. This article makes attempt to give a these voyagers treatise on judicial system of the oriental and occidental worlds. In which significant French travelers such as Francois Bernier, Jean Chardin, Anquetil Duperron and Comte de Modave wrote extensively about the positive and negatives of the judicial system of both countries. Several first hand French sources [translated and untranslated] have been referred in this article in order to make a comprehensive review of judicial system of India through French prospective.


French travelers and adventurers; Judicial system; Oriental and Occidental worlds; Voyagers

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