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

Author: Rina Verma Williams
Publisher: New Delhi ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2006.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Rina Verma Williams
ISBN: 9780195680140 0195680146
OCLC Number: 71211173
Description: vi, 214 p. ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
Law, nation, state : colonial and postcolonial contexts --
Personal laws and noninterference : the late colonial era, 1920-47 --
Reform and codification of Hindu personal law : The Hindu code bills, 1948-57 --
Noninterference and muslim personal law : Shah Bano and the Muslim Women Bill, 1984-86 --
The end of noninterference? The BJP's rise to power, 1984-2004.
Responsibility: Rina Verma Williams.
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