A historic pandit's statue in a museum
Massive celebration of Durga Puja in India

A Pandit (पण्डित; पंडित; also spelled Pundit, pronounced ; abbreviated Pt. or Pdt.) is a man with specialised knowledge or a teacher of any field of knowledge in Hinduism, particularly the Vedic scriptures, dharma, or Hindu philosophy; in colonial-era literature, the term generally refers to Brahmins specialized in Hindu law.

- Pandit

It also included the use of court pandits in British courts to aid British judges in interpreting Shastras just like Qadis (Maulavis) for interpreting the Islamic law.

- Hindu law
A historic pandit's statue in a museum

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