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CONTENTS.

PAGE

Introduction to Nârada xi

Abbreviations xxiii

Nârada 1

The Author's Preface 1

Introduction. I. Legal Procedure 5

II. The Plaint 24

III. Courts of Justice 36

First Title of Law. The Law of Debt 41

1. Payment of a Debt 41

2. Valid and Invalid Transactions 49

3. Property 52

4. Means of Livelihood for a Brahman in Times of Distress 55

5. Modes of Proof 58

6. Lending Money at Interest 65

7. Usurers 68

8. Sureties 70

9. Pledges 72

10. Documents 75

11. Witnesses 79

12. Incompetent Witnesses 82

13. Six Cases where Witnesses are unnecessary . . 85

14. False Witnesses 86

15. Exhorting the Witnesses 91

16. Valid Evidence 95

17. Invalid Evidence 96

18. What has to be done in default of both Witnesses and Documents 96

19. Proof by Ordeal 100

20. The Ordeal by Balance 102

21. The Ordeal by Fire 108