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3 3 Antecedents and Concepts of Traditional Hindu Law

Menski Werner

in Hindu Law: Beyond Tradition and Modernity

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195699210
eISBN:
9780199080298
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195699210.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Family Law

This chapter discusses the premise of dharma as a self-controlled ordering system. It is explored in a historical, diachronic setting that starts from the Vedic origins of Hindu law. The chapter ... More


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

Menski Werner

in Hindu Law: Beyond Tradition and Modernity

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195699210
eISBN:
9780199080298
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195699210.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Family Law

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 ... More


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