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Author Williams, Rina Verma.

Title Postcolonial politics and personal laws : colonial legal legacies and the Indian state / Rina Verma Williams
Published New Delhi ; Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2006
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Description 1 online resource (vi, 214 pages)
Series Oxford law in India series
Oxford law in India series
Summary Placing the contemporary discussion on personal laws in India in historical perspective, this important book views the debate as a critical component of Indian democracy. Balancing the imperatives of multiculturalism, national integration, and gender justice, it affirms that there is a complex continuity between the terms of the debate in the postcolonial Indian state and its colonial counterpart
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on print version record
Subject Domestic relations (Hindu law) -- History.
Inheritance and succession (Hindu law) -- History.
Domestic relations (Islamic law) -- India -- History.
Inheritance and succession (Islamic law) -- India -- History.
India -- Colonization.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780199081721 ebook