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Family Law Volume 1: Family Laws and Constitutional Claims

Flavia Agnes


This book is a detailed study on family law in India. It attempts to combine women’s rights into legal theory, and uses case laws extensively. The book is composed of three chapters, starting with a discussion on the concepts of justice, law, and gender. The next chapter examines various personal laws — Parsi, Jewish, Hindu, Islamic, and Christian — related to marriage, property rights, succession, and divorce. Each of these laws is examined for the colonial and post-colonial periods. The final chapter focuses on the different constitutional provisions important to personal laws and in the rol ... More

Keywords: family law, women’s rights, legal theory, personal laws, constitutional provisions, Uniform Civil Code

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Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780198067900
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198067900.001.0001


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