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Which of the Following is the Oldest Law Code in India? - Legal Reasoning

MCQ

Which of the following is the oldest law code in India?

Options

  • Hammurabi’s code

  • Prasarsmriti

  • Manusmriti

  • Naradasmriti

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Solution

Manusmriti

Explanation:

The Code of Hammurabi is a well-preserved Babylonian code of law of ancient Mesopotamia, dated back to about 1754 BC (Middle Chronology). The Parashar Smriti begins as a conversation between Vyas and other sages regarding the laws relevant to the changing times. Manu-Smriti ("The Dharma Text of Manu"), traditionally the most authoritative of the books of the Hindu code (Dharma-Shastra) in India, which is officially known as Manava-Dharma-Shastra. It is attributed to the legendary first man and lawgiver, Manu. The received text dates from circa 100 CE. NARADASMRITI this text is purely juridical in character in that it focuses solely on procedural and substantive law Known as the "juridical text par excellence. NARADASMRITI according to this recension's claim, represent the ninth chapter, regarding the legal procedure, of Manu's original text. Option 'Manusmriti' is correct. 

Concept: Indian Penal Code (Entrance Exams)
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