Original authority quoted by Mr. Banerjea in footnote on p. 103.
“Legislation was not among the powers entrusted to a king,” says Mr. Banerjea.
The authorities on these points are collected by Mr. Banerjea on pp. 72 and 73 of his book.
The horrible oppression described by Mr. Banerjea is impossible in our era of law-courts, railways and newspapers.
In fact,” says Mr. Banerjea, “all the Indian nations of these times possessed popular institutions of some type or other.