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K. Venkataraman reflects on the spiritual roots of restorative justice from a Hindu perspective by focusing on the concept of justice in Hinduism. Justice is connected with the Law of Karma: a person reaps the results of what he or she does, whether reward for good actions or punishment for bad actions. Nevertheless, according to Venkataranam the question of “punitive justiceâ€? in Hinduism is more complicated. To explain all of this, Venkataranam surveys various Indian legal codes and writings on justice and governance, and connects Hindu ideas with ancient and modern social structures (e.g., the caste system) and practices.