International humanitarian law in ancient India: a multicivilisational perspective
The present paper emphasises on the application of a multicivilisational perspective to international humanitarian law (IHL) for a proper dissemination of its core principles. The terms used in IHL may not be comprehensible to the civilian population. Disseminating IHL to the civilians by linking IHL principles to the civilisational values and ideas would legitimise the discipline and help in its percolation in society. The present paper culls out some of the IHL principles from the ancient texts of India, thus applying the multicivilisational perspective to IHL.