About the Organiser

The LCHSI is the brainchild of the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. (Dr.) V.S. Elizabeth who is a Professor of History and has teaching experience of nearly 40 years.

The Centre was established in the year 2020 and is under the leadership of our Vice-Chancellor Prof. (Dr.) V.S. Elizabeth, assisted by Dr P. Kumar, Assistant Professor of History and Mr V. Ravindran, Research Assistant, LCHSI.

Legal Centre for History of South India, TNNLU, Tiruchirappalli is the first of its kind among the National Law Universities, setup exclusively for collecting data on the legal history of South India in general, and specifically of the Legal History of Tamil Nadu.

About the Conference

The concept of justice has been debated upon for millennia. It has been one of the most exciting and controversial ideas. It has been debated on at least three fronts. In the first place, in terms of what constitutes justice.

As a second point, the concept of justice has been affected by normative evaluations; accordingly, various explanations of justice have been predisposed to the normative impetuses of the commentators. Third, the topic of what constitutes justice has been at the centre of the debate over good laws.

An analytical breadth has been reached on the question of what are excellent laws when justice at the practical level is always given according to the law.

Every society’s definition of justice has evolved through time. In India, societies evolved an understanding of justice throughout the past from the evolution of the conception of justice as unequal castes, genders and communities in pre-modern times to ideas of justice based on English Legal Principles in modern times; and justice as expanding capacities in post-modern times.

Political ideologies, religious beliefs, cultural intolerance, poverty and hunger, gender discrimination, abuses of human rights, and inequality, among other social handicaps, have prevented common people’s access to justice even since independence.


  • To bring out the different ideas of justice through time.
  • To trace the idea of justice followed by different rulers who ruled the various kingdoms in the ancient and medieval periods.
  • To understand the idea of justice followed by the British during their rule and ideas of justice used to gain independence from the British.
  • To observe the evolution of the idea of justice since independence.

The National Conference on “Tracing the Idea of Justice from the Pre-Independence period to the 75th year of India’s Independence”, organized by the Legal Centre for History of South India, Tamil Nadu National Law University, Tiruchirappalli will be held on August 20, 2022.

The conference invites contributions in the form of full-length scholarly papers documenting original and substantial research work.


The conference is open to students(UG and PG), Research Scholars and Academicians.



Registration / Submission Procedure

An abstract of 300 – 500 words with a maximum of five keywords must be submitted within 11:59 PM on or before 18 March 2022 in the registration link given here.

Submission Procedure

  • The paper shall be 3000 – 5000 words (excluding footnotes) must be submitted within 11:59 PM on or before on 31 May 2022 to ncij@tnnlu.ac.in upon acceptance of abstract.
  • Manuscripts are screened for plagiarism and, if found, manuscripts will be rejected at any stage of processing.
  • Co-authorship is allowed for a maximum of two authors.
  • The submission must be made in a Microsoft Word (.docx) format with ‘Title of the Research Paper’ as file name via e-mail with the email subject as ‘Submission – Name of the Author’.

Formatting Guidelines

  • Main Body:
    • Font: Times New Roman
    • Font size: 12
    • Line spacing: 1.5
    • Alignment: Justified
  • Footnotes:
    • Font: Times New Roman
    • Font size: 10
    • Line spacing: 1.0
    • Alignment: Justified
  • Margins should be 1 inch (2.54 cm) on all sides
  • The participants shall follow the 9th Edition of MLA as the style of citation.
  • All entries must be submitted through mail id only. Entries submitted through any other medium/mode would not be considered for evaluation.
  • A participant can send one entry only. In case it is found that any participant has submitted more than one entry, all entries will be considered as invalid.
  • Mention of the author’s name/emails, etc. anywhere in the body of the Research Papers will lead to disqualification.
  • All the queries regarding the conference shall be addressed to ncij@tnnlu.ac.in only.

Fee details

The Registration Fee for Students is Rs. 300/ and Rs. 500/- for Research Scholars and Academicians.

Bank Details

A/C No.: 30030110042083
IFSC Code: UCBA0003003
Bank & Branch: UCO Bank, TNNLS Branch,
Tamil Nadu National Law University,
Dindigul Main Road,
Tiruchirappalli 620 027.
UPI ID: tnnluconference@ucobank

Submission Deadline

March 18, 2022


Contact details

Mr. V. Ravindran, Research Assistant,
Legal Centre for History of South India
Tamil Nadu National Law University, Tiruchirappalli.
E-mail: ravindranv@tnnlu.ac.in
Phone: 9442790378

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