New Delhi : Manohar Publishers & Distributors, 2005.
xi, 518 pages ; 22 cm
Formatted Contents Note
Religion and law in India : adjusting to the sacred as secular / Robert D. Baird Religion and secularism under the Indian Constitution / P.N. Bhagwati India's Constitution and traditional presuppositions regarding human nature / Harold G. Coward On defining "Hinduism" as a religious and legal category / Robert D. Baird Mandel, mandir, masjid : the citizen as endangered species in independent India / Gerald J. Larson Muslim personal law and political identity in independent India / Tahir Mahmood The Shah Bano case : some political implications / Kavita R. Khory Sikhs and the law : a century of conflict over identity and authority / N. Gerald Barrier The personal laws or a uniform civil code? / John H. Mansfield Religion, politics and law in contemporary India : judicial doctrine in critical perspective / V.S. Rekhi Women, children and the Constitution : hostages to religion, outcaste by law / Vasudha Dhagamwar Devadasi reform : driving the priestesses or the prostitutes out of Hindu temples / Kay K. Jordan Renunciation and law in India / Vasudha Narayanan Auroville and the courts in India : religion and secular / Robert N. Minor To convert or not to convert : legal and political dimensions of conversion in independent India / Ronald W. Neufeldt Conflict in the courts : Cates and religious conversion in the Indian secular state / Robert J. Stephens How not to be a Hindu : the case of the Ramakrishna mission / Brian K. Smith Recognition and legislation of private religious endowments in Indian law / Michael C. Baltutis A persistent disjunction : parallel realms of law in India / Richard W. Lariviere Reflections on law and meaningfulness in a north Indian Hindu village / Jonathan M. Lindsay and Richard Gordon.
Contributed seminar papers.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references and index.