Hinduism and Law: An Introduction (edited by Timothy Lubin, Donald R. Davis Jr., and Jayanth K. Krishnan)

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Hinduism and Law: An Introduction (edited by Timothy Lubin, Donald R. Davis Jr., and Jayanth K. Krishnan)

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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.

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9780521716260 (pb.), 9780521887861 (hb.)

Publication Date

2010

Publisher

Cambridge University Press

City

New York, NY

Keywords

Hindu Law, Hinduism, Hindu History, India Law

Disciplines

International Law | Law | Religion Law

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Copies available in the Jerome Hall Law Library, KNS 122 .H564 2010

Hinduism and Law: An Introduction (edited by Timothy Lubin, Donald R. Davis Jr., and Jayanth K. Krishnan)

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