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Menski, Werner F (2006) 'Jaina law as an unofficial legal system.' In: Flügel, Peter, (ed.), Studies in Jaina History and Culture: Disputes and Dialogues. London: Routledge, pp. 417-435. (Routledge Advances in Jaina Studies)

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Against a background of comparative jurisprudential analysis, this chapter demonstrates that despite its formal amalgamation into Hindu law in India during 1955-1956, Jaina law continues to manifest itself in various unofficial and semiofficial forms. Thus, it is not productive to dispute whether Jaina law existed or exists. The need is rather to research what culture-specific manifestations Jaina law has been taking, and what role it continues to play in maintaining a separate Jaina identity.

Item Type: Book Chapters
SOAS Departments & Centres: Legacy Departments > Faculty of Law and Social Sciences > School of Law
ISBN: 9780415360999
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Date Deposited: 07 Dec 2010 16:23

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