Postcolonial Politics and Personal Laws: Colonial Legal Legacies and the Indian State

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Oxford University Press, 2006 - Civil law - 214 pages
Placing the contemporary discussion on personal laws in India in historical perspective, this important book views the debate as a critical component of Indian democracy. Balancing the imperatives of multiculturalism, national integration, and gender justice, it affirms that there is a complex continuity between the terms of the debate in the postcolonial Indian state and its colonial counterpart.

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