It seems like the interest in India and India law is now on the swell. I received notice today of another Indian online legal research company, this time commercial, which I was unaware of: Manupatra.
This is the company information from their website:
Manupatra.com is India’s largest and most comprehensive online legal & business policy database. Manupatra revolutionized the way in which people do legal research in India. Since a humble beginning in 2001, we have come a long way in being the pioneers in online legal research in India. With 100 people across 15 cities, the company is the only legal publishing house with presence in all three segments of Print, CD Rom publishing & Online publishing.
Company’s suite of CD ROM products ‘Case Locator’ was launched in 2004. The product offerings include case laws across all subjects of law from all courts of India and subject specific CD’s.
The company forayed into Print in October 2005 with an objective of being a full fledge law publishing house. Apart from starting green field print ventures the company has been in a major acquisition mode of various Indian journals, titles and law publishing houses. The company aims to grow in this area through acquisitions, commissioning new titles and introducing new streams of legal publishing.
Manupatra’s mission is to be the preferred provider of decision support information to professionals in Legal, Business, Academic and Government markets and anyone who requires legal and business policy information.
It provides information, tools, and solutions to help professionals make their most critical decisions effectively and improve their productivity. Company’s range of information products encompasses traditional and new media formats including:
In this regard, mention should also be made that the next meeting of the International Association of Law Libraries will be in Mumbai from the 1st to the 5th of December. And while I’m at it, there is a good article on a great, but little known Indian novelist R. K. Narayan in the December 18th, 2006 issue of the New Yorker