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A Treatise on Customary and Fundamental Laws of the Nagas in Nagaland

Author Name: Moatoshi Ao | Format: Paperback | Genre : Educational & Professional | Other Details
Amazon Sales Rank: Ranked #22 in Kindle - Constitutional Law

Law is an indispensable tool to control and maintain equilibrium in the progress of a civil society towards a healthier civilization. The object of law whether customary or statutory is to regulate, protect and deliver justice. The variance between customary laws and the contemporary statutory laws has to be balanced by recognizing and satisfying the wants, desires, and wishes of society.

The book is a legal work on the efficacy of Naga customary law in governance and judiciary. It begins with a legal investigation on the history of the Naga customary law and its Constitutional recognition. It then delves into the Naga customary administrative and judicial bodies and the legitimacy of its actions in the eye of statutory and formal laws. The present work also makes a legal examination of the customary ownership of land and its resources. Furthermore, it reflects on the contemporary social and legal issues emanating in the State of Nagaland and investigate the role of the executive, legislature and judiciary in harmonization and reconciliation.

The appendix of the book contains important colonial documents on Naga history, colonial judgments & orders, pre-constitutional documents and important judgments of the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India and High Court on Naga customary laws.      

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Moatoshi Ao

Dr. Moatoshi Ao is an Assistant Professor in Faculty of Law, University of Delhi. He graduated in law from Govt. Law College, Mumbai. He holds LL.M degree from the University of Mumbai and Ph.D from the University of Delhi. Before joining the University of Delhi, he was associated with Singhania & Co. LL.P., Mumbai during his legal practice in the High Court of Bombay. He has also taught LL.B students in Rizvi Law College, Mumbai, simultaneously during his practice. Dr. Ao has authored various articles in renowned journals and magazines.