1 1 Introduction

Menski Werner

in Hindu Law

Published in print June 2009 | ISBN: 9780195699210
Published online October 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199080298 | DOI:
1 1 Introduction

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Hindu law has defied many predictions of its demise, despite being an ancient legal system. It must be seen as a postmodern phenomenon that displays its internal dynamism and perennial capacity for flexibility and realignment, in combination with the societies to and in which it applies. This chapter discusses mostly a postmodern legal analysis of Hindu law, which has been neglected because of a combination of declining knowledge of its classical foundations. The chapter discusses Hindu law beyond modernity and tradition, and provides a brief outline of the proceeding chapters.

Keywords: legal system; postmodern phenomenon; postmodern legal analysis; classical foundations; modernity; tradition

Chapter.  17058 words. 

Subjects: Family Law

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