Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2010.
xv, 303 pages : maps ; 24 cm
Formatted Contents Note
Introduction / Timothy Lubin, Donald R. Davis, Jr. and Jayanth K. Krishnan Part I. Hindu law: A historical overview of Hindu law / Donald R. Davis, Jr., Dharmaśāstra: a textual history / Patrick Olivelle The practice of classical Hindu law / Axel Michaels The creation of Anglo-Hindu law / Rosane Rocher Marriage and family in colonial Hindu law / Rachel Sturman Hindu law as personal law: state and identity in the Hindu Code Bills debates, 1952-1956 / Rina Verma Williams Part II. Law in ancient and medieval Hindu traditions Hindu jurisprudence and scriptural hermeneutics / Lawrence McCrea Indic conceptions of authority / Timothy Lubin Śūdradharma and legal treatments of caste / Ananya Vajpeyi Law, literature, and the problem of politics in medieval India / Whitney M. Cox Hindu law as performance: ritual and poetic elements in Dharmaśāstra / Robert A. Yelle Part III. Law and modern Hinduism: Temples, deities, and the law / Richard H. 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 Legally and politically layered identities: a thumbnail survey of selected Hindu migration patterns from South Asia / Jayanth K. Krishnan.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 271-297) and index.
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