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Introduction

Ludo Rocher

in Jimutavahana's Dayabhaga

Published in print March 2002 | ISBN: 9780195138177
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780199834594 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0195138171.003.0001

Series: South Asia Research

Introduction

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First discusses the place of Jīmūtavāhana's Dāyabhāga in Hindu legal literature. It then describes the life and works of Jīmūtavāhana, and his date and place in the commentarial literature. Next, Dāyabhāga law is discussed vis á vis Mitākṣarā law (an earlier commentary on the smr̥ti literature), and in relation to the origin of the Bengal school of law. The last part of the introduction discusses the formatting of the translation and the Dāyabhāga in relation to Indian culture and as a treatise on the law of property inheritance. Details are included of the original manuscript sources on which the text and the translation in the book are based.

Keywords: Dāyabhāga; Hindu law; Indian culture; Indian law; inheritance; Jīmūtavāhana; property inheritance; translations

Chapter.  22191 words. 

Subjects: Hinduism

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