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7 7 Transcending Modernity: the Postmodern Reconstruction of Hindu Law

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/9780195699210.003.0007
7 7 Transcending Modernity: the Postmodern Reconstruction of Hindu Law

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This chapter discusses the transition of Hindu law to postmodernity. This change of Hindu law is charted through an analysis of different processes of society-state interactions in post-colonial India. It also identifies the role of judicial activity as critical in shaping this development, particularly in following the constitutional crisis of legitimacy of the modern Indian state and its desperate and draconian attempts.

Keywords: transition; society-state interactions; post-colonial India; judicial activity; constitutional crisis; legitimacy; modern Indian state; draconianism

Chapter.  13921 words. 

Subjects: Family Law

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