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    We must go the original texts to get a true and correct picture of the legal system of ancient India. The
    reader will discover from them that Indian jurisprudence was found on the rule of law; that the King
    himself was subject to the law; that arbitrary power was unknown to Indian political theory and
    jurisprudence and the kind’s right to govern was subject to the fulfillment of duties the breach of which resulted in forfeiture of kingship; that the judges were independent and subject only to the law; that ancient India had the highest standard of any nation of antiquity as regards the ability, learning, integrity, impartiality, and independence of the judiciary, and these standards have not been surpassed till today ; that the Indian judiciary consisted of a hierarchy of judges with the Court of the Chief Justice (Praadvivaka) at the top

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