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1838, British India, Penal Code (Proposed)
A penal code, Prepared by the Inidan Law Commisisoners and published by command of the Governor General of India in Council; Reprinted from the
Calcutta Ed.: n.a., (2)+viii+138p, Cornhill, Pelham Richardson, 1838. (The main work of the India Law Commission in its early years was the codification of
India-specific criminal law. Although the Commission began its work in 1833, the finished Penal Code was not finally adopted until 1860, coming into
force in 1862. It is based upon English criminal law, substantially simplified and easier of administration, with some modifications of the substance
to suit Indian circumstances. The 1860 code survived without basic modification to the end of the Raj. The Code of Criminal Procedure came into effect
in 1862. The various reports of the Indian Law Commission on both criminal law and other matters are listed among the general treatises section of
this list under the main entry “Indian Law Commmission.” The Commisison was famously headed by T.B. Macaulay. Its prefatory letter to the Governor
General is provided on pp. i-viii.)
Title:   A penal code / prepared by the Indian law commissioners, and published by command of the Governor General of India in Council.
OCLC Number:   663990890
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