- Research/Scholar Paper name – “The Dravidian School of Thought and contribution to the juridical sciences is a Science or Signs of Justice?””
- Author: S.Vineeth Balaji
- Institution: School of Excellence in Law, The Tamilnadu Dr Ambedkar Law University Chennai
- Affiliation: Centre for Study of Contemporary Legal Issues
- Date of Publication: 29/06/2021
The Tamil civilization is said to be one of the oldest civilization since Sangam era. The concept of Hindu Jurisprudence is subjective and subset to the objective and superset Dravidian school of thought and jurisprudence. The Epistemology study reveals the Dravidian and Hindu thought of jurisprudence is on par with the west and principles are followed by the plural society. In the Contextual understanding, both the school of thoughts co-exists together as a symbiotic relationship with each other and contributes to the juridical sciences as the wholesome package of the Ancient Indian legal philosophy system. The Jurisconsults like Thiruvalluvar, Ilangovadigal in the Dravidian school and other Rishi’s like Kautilya, Yagnavakiya, have corroborated the progressive development of the philosophical principles which is applied in law. The legal and political concepts such as justice, equality, equity, fraternity, state, Righteous Ruler are expounded and experimented as jurisprudential understanding in the legal sphere.