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5 5 Origins of Modernity in Hindu Law: Emerging Discourses on Reforms and Codification

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/9780195699210.003.0005
5 5 Origins of Modernity in Hindu Law: Emerging Discourses on Reforms and Codification

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This chapter discusses how a particular shift in the development of Hindu law laid the groundwork for the origins of discourse on modernity in Hindu law. It concentrates on the beginnings of modernity in Hindu law, and examines the way in which the debates and activities surrounding the reform and codification of Hindu law arose. This was largely credited as a result of prevailing modernist ideologies at the time, along with modernist misconstructions of what Hindu was, and should be.

Keywords: origins; discourse; modernity; reform; codification; modernist ideologies; modernist misconstructions

Chapter.  11817 words. 

Subjects: Family Law

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