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4 4 The Post-classical Evolution of Hindu Law and its Colonial Distortions

Menski Werner

in Hindu Law

Published in print June 2009 | ISBN: 9780195699210
Published online October 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199080298 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195699210.003.0004
4 4 The Post-classical Evolution of Hindu Law and its Colonial Distortions

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This chapter discusses an examination of the periods of Hindu law. It follows the late classical stage and the medieval ages. It also presents a postmodern analysis that aims to determine how the critical transition from dharma to law in the modernist sense of state law happened during these periods. It also incorporates an investigation of any conceptual changes during the Muslim rule in vast tracts of the subcontinent and as a result of British rule and colonial administration.

Keywords: postmodern analysis; modernist; state law; conceptual changes; Muslim rule; colonial administration

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Subjects: Family Law

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