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Menski, Werner F (2003) Hindu Law: Beyond Tradition and Modernity. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

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This book presents a study on a postmodernist analysis of classical Hindu law, which has become neglected due to the modernist assumptions about the increasing irrelevance of ‘religious’ legal systems. The book is split into three parts. The first part focuses on the historical and conceptual background of Hindu law, while the second part concentrates on five facets of Hindu law that go beyond tradition and modernity, namely the Hindu marriage law, child marriage, polygamy, divorce, and the maintenance law. Finally, the third part presents a concluding analysis to the preceding chapters, where it presents the postmodern condition of Hindu law.

Item Type: Authored Books
SOAS Departments & Centres: Legacy Departments > Faculty of Law and Social Sciences > School of Law > Centre for Ethnic Minority Studies
Subjects: K Law > K Law (General)
ISBN: 9780195699210
DOI (Digital Object Identifier):
Date Deposited: 30 Jun 2008 11:13

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