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Title Hinduism and law : an introduction / edited by Timothy Lubin, Donald R. Davis, Jr., Jayanth K. Krishnan.
Imprint Cambridge ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2010.

Subject Hindu law.
Hindu law -- History -- Sources.
Law -- India -- History.
Alt Name Lubin, Timothy, 1964-
Davis, Donald R. (Donald Richard), 1970-
Krishnan, Jayanth.
Description 1 online resource (xv, 303 pages) : map
polychrome rdacc
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 271-297) and index.
Contents An historical overview of Hindu law / Donald R. Davis, Jr. -- Dharmaśāstra : a textual history / Patrick Olivelle -- Hindu legal practice in premodern India / Axel Michaels -- The creation of Anglo-Hindu law / Rosane Rocher -- Marriage and family in colonial Hindu law / Rachel Sturman -- Hindu law as personal law / Rina Verma Williams -- Hindu jurisprudence and scriptural hermeneutics / Lawrence McCrea -- Indic conceptions of authority / Timothy Lubin -- Śūdra Dharma and legal treatments of caste / Ananya Vajpeyi -- Law, literature, and the problem of politics in medieval India / Whitney Cox -- Hindu law as performance : ritual and poetic elements in Dharmaśāstra / Robert Yelle -- Temples, deities, and the law / Richard 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 -- Law and the Hindu Diaspora : a thumbnail survey / Jayanth Krishnan.
Summary "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.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9780511917189 (electronic bk.)
051191718X (electronic bk.)
9780511919145 (electronic bk.)
051191914X (electronic bk.)
9780511781674 (electronic bk.)
0511781679 (electronic bk.)
9780521887861 (hardback)
0521887860 (hardback)
9780521716260 (pbk.)
0521716268 (pbk.)
OCLC # 680487271
Additional Format Print version: Hinduism and law. New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2010 9780521887861 (DLC) 2010015147 (OCoLC)607574463

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