Postcolonial politics and personal laws: colonial legal legacies and the Indian state
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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Colonial and Postcolonial Contexts
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