An Overview of the Penal System in Manusmriti

  • Bhawna Arora Assistant Professor, Integrated School of Law, Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh, India
Keywords: Penal System, Punishments, Theory of Punishments.


The penal system is not a modern concept, but it had its roots since society came into existence. Although punishments are different from ancient to modern society, various crimes and offenses were still punishable in the ancient period. Manusmriti is one of the oldest pieces of literatures to give evidence that the penal system was also in existence, and the ruler of that dynasty had to follow the system of Penology.