Divorce and Democracy

Divorce and Democracy

A History of Personal Law in Post-Independence India

Cambridge University Press






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Acknowledgements; List of abbreviations; Glossary; Introduction: law as a dialogue; 1. Personal law and the making of modern religion 1946-1956; 2. Committees, codes and customs: renegotiating personal law 1957-1969; 3. Social movements, national emergency, and the custody of the Constitution 1967-1979; 4. Muslim law, Hindu nationalism: secularism of community and gender 1980-1992; 5. The court in context 1992-2000s; 6. From the court room to the courtyard: the public life of personal law 2000-present; Conclusion; Bibliography.