This chapter examines the history of international law in India between 1500 and 1945 and identifies those principles and practices which have disappeared after the independence of India or have become part of the regional system in one or another way. In other words, this historical analysis is confined to the colonization period when India1 was under the rule of the European powers. One gets struck with the reality of today's prevailing law in India, as the English law enjoys a persuasive authority as an embodiment of written reason, and impresses its own...
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