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Religion and personal law in secular India [electronic resource] : a call to judgment / edited by Gerald James Larson.

Contributor(s): Larson, Gerald James.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Bloomington : Indiana University Press, c2001Description: 1 online resource (viii, 362 p.).ISBN: 0253108683 (electronic bk.); 9780253108685 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Legal polycentricity -- India | Religion and state -- India | Religious minorities -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- India | Domestic relations -- India | LAW -- Administrative Law & Regulatory Practice | Electronic books | Domestic relations | Legal polycentricity | Legal status, laws, etc | Religion and state | Religious minorities | Legal polycentricity -- India | Wetgeving | Godsdienstige minderheden | Familierelaties | Religion | B�urgerliches Recht | Aufsatzsammlung | Staat | IndienGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Religion and personal law in secular India.DDC classification: 344.54/096 Other classification: 73.71 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Introduction : the secular state in a religious society / Gerald James Larson -- Religion, personal law, and identity in India / Granville Austin -- Religious minorities and the law / Ruma Pal -- Living with difference in India : legal pluralism and legal universalism in historical context / Susanne Hoeber Rudolph and Lloyd I. Rudolph -- Religious and charitable endowments and a uniform civil code / John H. Mansfield -- Personal law and reservations : volition and religion in contemporary India / Laura Dudley Jenkins -- Uniform civil code debate : lessons from the criminal procedures / Arvind Verma -- Gender implications for a uniform civil code / Robert D. Baird -- Personal and the political : Indian women and inheritance law / Srimati Basu -- Observations on the historical destruction of separate legal regimes / Kunal M. Parker -- Who was Roop Kanwar? : Sati, law, religion, and postcolonial feminism / Paul B. Courtright and Namita Goswami -- "Where will she go? What will she do?" : paternalism toward women in the administration of Muslim personal law in contemporary India / Sylvia Vatuk -- Affirmative action in the United States and the reservation system in India : some comparative comments / Kevin Brown -- Personal law systems and religious conflict : a comparison of India and Israel / Marc Galanter and Jayanth Krishnan -- Road to Xanadu : India's quest for secularism / Rajeev Dhavan -- Some continuing issues / William D. Popkin.
Summary: Most of the papers presented at a conference held at Bloomington in 1999; some previously published.
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Introduction : the secular state in a religious society / Gerald James Larson -- Religion, personal law, and identity in India / Granville Austin -- Religious minorities and the law / Ruma Pal -- Living with difference in India : legal pluralism and legal universalism in historical context / Susanne Hoeber Rudolph and Lloyd I. Rudolph -- Religious and charitable endowments and a uniform civil code / John H. Mansfield -- Personal law and reservations : volition and religion in contemporary India / Laura Dudley Jenkins -- Uniform civil code debate : lessons from the criminal procedures / Arvind Verma -- Gender implications for a uniform civil code / Robert D. Baird -- Personal and the political : Indian women and inheritance law / Srimati Basu -- Observations on the historical destruction of separate legal regimes / Kunal M. Parker -- Who was Roop Kanwar? : Sati, law, religion, and postcolonial feminism / Paul B. Courtright and Namita Goswami -- "Where will she go? What will she do?" : paternalism toward women in the administration of Muslim personal law in contemporary India / Sylvia Vatuk -- Affirmative action in the United States and the reservation system in India : some comparative comments / Kevin Brown -- Personal law systems and religious conflict : a comparison of India and Israel / Marc Galanter and Jayanth Krishnan -- Road to Xanadu : India's quest for secularism / Rajeev Dhavan -- Some continuing issues / William D. Popkin.

Most of the papers presented at a conference held at Bloomington in 1999; some previously published.

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