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Oinam Ranjit Singh, Dahal Kungur Narzary


In respect to the customary law, the opinions of the jurists are not common which led to the emergence of two schools – the historical and the analytical. The historical school represented by Hale, Blackstone, Maine, other English , many Roman and German jurists traced back law when the state came into existence. Although Hobbes, Bentham, Austin and others who represent the analytical school traced back its antiquity to the period when state came into being. In spite of the divergent views, both the schools agreed to the existence of a large numbers of rules regulating societies before king made law. The historical school called them un-written law which can be termed as customary law.(11)


Bodo, Society, Custom, Tradition, Law, Law of Bodos.

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