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Religion and Personal Law in Secular India

Gerald James Larson

Religion and Personal Law in Secular India

by Gerald James Larson

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Published by Social Science Press .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Jurisprudence & General Issues,
  • Religion & Beliefs,
  • India

  • The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages376
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL9093181M
    ISBN 108187358068
    ISBN 109788187358060

    What enables an obscurantist, patriarchal body such as the All India Muslim Personal Law Board to challenge the state’s authority to intervene in Muslim Personal Law is uncertainty over the constitutional status of personal laws, that is, does the authority of personal law come from religion or the secular state. However, what eventually came to be known as “Hindu and.   Secularism in india - India has many religions and to give freedom of religion to everyone and for equality of religion, India was declared a secular country.

    communities (see for instance Religion and Personal Law in Secular India: A Call to Judgment (), edited by Gerald James Larson, or Religion and Law in Independent India (), by Robert D. Baird, to name but two). Handbooks and student literature on family law usually restrict themselves to a normative engagement with the provisions ofFile Size: KB.   So, before looking whether personal laws are justifiable in secular India or not it is important to explain the terms personal law and secular. According to the Featuring Black’s Law Dictionary Free Online Legal Dictionary 2nd Edition, personal laws mean “the portion of law which constitutes all matters related to any individual or their.

    Are Personal Laws Justified In Secular India Law General Essay. Answer by: Raghav Pandey, CJ "[T]he personal law of the Hindus, such as relating to marriage, succession and the like have all a sacramental origin, in the same manner as in the case of the Muslims or the Christians. religion, a particular culture or a particular civilization. Happily, the claim of Mohammad Ghouse to have treated the subject with objectivity 1. See, for instance, J.D.M. Derrett, Religion, Law and the State in India (London, ); Alexandrowicz, The Secular State in Indią and the United States, 2 J. I.L.I. (), 2. Bombay,


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Religion and Personal Law in Secular India by Gerald James Larson Download PDF EPUB FB2

But balancing the claims of religious communities with those of a modern secular state has caused some intractable problems for India as a nation. Religion and Personal Law in Secular India provides a comprehensive look into the issues and challenges that India faces as it tries to put a uniform civil code into s: 1.

Though a directive principle of the constitution, a uniform civil code of law has never been written or instituted in India. As a result, in matters of personal law -- the segment of law concerning marriage, dowry, divorce, parentage, legitimacy, wills, and inheritance -- individuals of Religion and Personal Law in Secular India book backgrounds must appeal to their respective religious laws for guidance or rulings.

But. Religion and Personal Law in Secular India provides a comprehensive look into the issues and challenges that India faces as it tries to put a uniform civil code into practice.

Contributors include Granville Austin, Robert D. Baird, Srimati Basu, Kevin Brown, Paul Courtright, Rajeev Dhavan, Marc Galanter, Namita Goswami, Laura Dudley Jenkins Format: Library Binding. - Buy Religion and Personal Law in Secular India: A Call to Judgment book online at best prices in India on Read Religion and Personal Law in Secular India: A Call to Judgment book reviews & author details and more at Free delivery on qualified : Paperback.

ISBN: OCLC Number: Description: viii, pages ; 25 cm: Contents: Introduction: the secular state in a religious society / Gerald James Larson --Religion, personal law, and identity in India / Granville Austin --Religious minorities and the law / Ruma Pal --Living with difference in India: legal pluralism and legal.

Religion and Personal Law in Secular India provides a comprehensive look into the issues and challenges that India faces as it tries to put a uniform civil code into practice. Themes such as the extent and jurisdiction of civil laws, the relationship between religious law and a system of personal law, the desirability of a uniform civil code.

Religion and Personal Law in Secular India: A Call to Judgement by: Gerald James Larson. This book provides a comprehensive look into the issues and challenges that India faces as it tries to put a uniform civil code into practice.

Scholars representing a wide range of disciplines, from both North America and India, provide perspective on. This intent for secular personal laws has been unsettling especially to Indian Muslims, states Smith, in part because they view the alteration of Muslim personal law to be a "grave violation of their freedom of religion." The term secularism in India also differs from the French concept for secularity, namely laïcité.

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But balancing the claims of religious communities with those of a modern secular state has caused some intractable problems for India as a nation.

Religion and Personal Law in Secular India provides a comprehensive look into the issues and challenges that India faces as it tries to put a uniform civil code into practice. Religion and Personal Law in Secular India provides a comprehensive look into the issues and challenges that India faces as it tries to put a uniform civil code into practice.

Themes such as the extent and jurisdiction of civil laws, the relationship between religious law and a system of personal law, the desirability of a uniform civil code Author: Gerald James Larson.

Personal Laws. In India different religions like Hindu, Muslim, Christian and Parsi etc are governed by their own personal law as Hindu law (Hindu law acts ), Muslim law (Muslim personal laws (Shariat) application act ), Christian law, Parsi law (Parsi marriage and.

Freedom of religion in India is a fundamental right guaranteed by Article of the Constitution of India. Modern India came into existence in and the Indian constitution's preamble was amended in to state that India is a secular state.

However, in S.R Bommai v. Union of India, Supreme Court of India ruled that India was already a secular state from the time it adopted its.

Religion, Law, and Judiciary in Modern India (PDF 22P) This note covers the following topics: introduction, constitutional foundations, community specific provisions, legislation state practice, religious conversion and renouncement, religious endowments in general, particular shrines, protection of religious places in general, foreign pilgrimages, religious laws of family relations, personal.

3 Granville Austin, ‘Religion, Personal Law, and Identity in India’ in Gerald James Larson (ed), Religion and Personal Law in Secular India: A Call to Judgment (Indiana University Press ).

4 Gopika Solanki, Adjudication in Religious Family Laws: Cultural Accommodation, Legal Pluralism, and Gender Equality in India (Cambridge University Cited by: 2. Get this from a library. Religion and personal law in secular India: a call to judgment.

[Gerald James Larson;] -- Most of the papers presented at a conference held. What are personal Laws after all. Personal laws based on the scriptures and customs of each major religious community. They are separate from the public law and are applied on issues like- - marriage - divorce - inheritance - adoption and mainte.

Please pay careful attention to the Law Library shelf mark. If it begins Cw India then you will find the book on Floor it begins Hindu or Islamic then you will find the book on Floor 3. "Developments in Hindu Law from the Colonial to the Present" () 7 Religion Compass – is available to holders of Oxford SSO via the journal link : Elizabeth Wells.

Laws of India refers to the system of law across the Indian nation. India maintains a hybrid legal system with a mixture of civil, common law and customary, Islamic ethics, or religious law within the legal framework inherited from the colonial era and various legislation first introduced by the British are still in effect in modified forms today.

Since the drafting of the Indian Constitution. this uniform law would involve mea­ sures contrary to secularist principles. This dilemma is of crucial relevance to India where, for centuries, civil law has been dispensed largely on the basis of 'personal' law in the case of Hindus and Muslims.

How far, one would. India News: The Supreme Court on Tuesday took note of the submission that a person cannot be asked to part with personal information under Aadhaar scheme on the g.Abstract The tension between religious law and secular law in modern democracies is illustrated in this article by a discussion of the different approaches to the get (a bill of divorce) refusal (based on Jewish law) under Dutch, English and Israeli law.

These legal orders share many characteristics, but also display important differences as to the role of religion and religious law in the Cited by: 4.The Jews are not governed by any personal laws, but instead are governed by the dictates of their religion.

Christian personal laws are also in sync with their religious tradition. On the other hand, the majority Hindu community is governed by secularized Hindu laws, which are de-rooted from Hindu tradition and practices.