6 6 Contesting Modernity:Post-colonial Evolution of Hindu Law

Menski Werner

in Hindu Law

Published in print June 2009 | ISBN: 9780195699210
Published online October 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199080298 | DOI:
6 6 Contesting Modernity:Post-colonial Evolution of Hindu Law

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This chapter discusses and expands the analysis presented in Chapter 5. It focuses on how these modernist agenda and discourses developed, but still were also constantly contested, in independent India. It further examines the rise and fall of the modernist euphoria, and details up to what extent the new rulers and their followers were aware of the need to construct a legal system that remained in tune with the aspirations of the people of India in terms of legal regulation.

Keywords: modernist agenda; independent India; modernist euphoria; legal regulation

Chapter.  18301 words. 

Subjects: Family Law

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