IAS General Studies Prelims Question No. 11

A Code of Gentoo Laws was used in the British Courts as reference for Hindu Laws in late 18th century. The source of this book was ___?
[A] Manusmriti
[B] Dharmashashtra
[C] Vivadabhangarnava
[D] Nitishataka
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[C] Vivadabhangarnava
English translation of jagannath tarkapanchanan’s celebrated work on Hindu law, the Vivadabhangarnava under the title digest of Hindu law on contracts and successions was taken by Asiatic Society. It was first translated in Persian which was official language of that time and later in English for the use in courts of the East India Company as “A code of gentoo laws”