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Hinduism and law : an introduction / edited by Timothy Lubin, Donald R. Davis, Jr., Jayanth K. Krishnan.


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Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2010.
  • Book
  • xv, 303 p. : ill., maps ; 23 cm.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 271-297) and index.
  • A historical overview of Hindu law / Donald R. Davis, Jr
  • Dharmaśāstra : a textual history / Patrick Olivelle
  • The practice of classical Hindu law / Axel Michaels
  • The creation of Anglo-Hindu law / Rosane Rocher
  • Marriage and family in colonial Hindu law / Rachel Sturman
  • Hindu law as personal law : state and identity in the Hindu Code Bills debates, 1952-1956 / Rina Verma Williams
  • Hindu jurisprudence and scriptural hermeneutics / Lawrence McCrea
  • Indic conceptions of authority / Timothy Lubin
  • Śūdradharma and legal treatments of caste / Ananya Vajpeyi
  • Law, literature, and the problem of politics in medieval India / Whitney M. Cox
  • Hindu law as performance : ritual and poetic elements in Dharmaśāstra / Robert A. Yelle
  • Temples, deities, and the law / Richard H. Davis
  • In the divine court of appeals : vows before the god of justice / Aditya Malik
  • Contemporary caste discrimination and affirmative action / Laura Dudley Jenkins
  • Law and Hindu nationalist movements / Smita Narula
  • Legally and politically layered identities : a thumbnail survey of selected Hindu migration patterns from South Asia / Jayanth K. Krishnan.
"Covering the earliest Sanskrit rulebooks through to the codification of 'Hindu law' in modern times, this interdisciplinary volume examines the interactions between Hinduism and the law. The authors present the major transformations to India's legal system in both the colonial and post colonial periods and their relation to recent changes in Hinduism. Thematic studies show how law and Hinduism relate and interact in areas such as ritual, logic, politics, and literature, offering a broad coverage of South Asia's contributions to religion and law at the intersection of society, politics and culture. In doing so, the authors build on previous treatments of Hindu law as a purely text-based tradition, and in the process, provide a fascinating account of an often neglected social and political history"--Provided by publisher.
Lubin, Timothy, 1964-
Davis, Donald R. (Donald Richard), 1970-
Krishnan, Jayanth.

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