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Law Changes Society Or Society Changes Law: An Indian Perspective

Rajdeep Bhattacharjee, Symbiosis Law School, Pune


Since the inception of civilization, one thought that has riled human minds and continues to do so till now, is the fundamental concept of society and order and how are they connected to each other. Therefore, to further analyse the topic at hand it is imperative for us to delve deeper into the concepts of law, society and order and how are these three interconnected.

According to the legendary Greek philosopher Aristotle, “man is a social animal”. Human beings tend to live in societies and communities not just because they are social inherently by nature but also because they aren’t self-sufficient and hence need to collaborate to survive. Now, as humans collaborate, it is bound for disagreements to happen and more often than not, the parties to the dispute might get pretty agitated and harm the other person and vice versa which shall be detrimental to the overall well-being of the society. An eye for an eye policy cannot be followed and that is the main reason why mostly in all the liberal countries in the world in this epoch stringently follow reformative theory of justice and do not abide by the retributive theory which essentially preaches the eye for an eye concept.

Indian Journal of Law and Legal Research

Abbreviation: IJLLR

ISSN: 2582-8878


Accessibility: Open Access

License: Creative Commons 4.0

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