The Resource Nation and family : personal law, cultural pluralism, and gendered citizenship in India, Narendra Subramanian

Nation and family : personal law, cultural pluralism, and gendered citizenship in India, Narendra Subramanian

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Nation and family : personal law, cultural pluralism, and gendered citizenship in India
Title
Nation and family
Title remainder
personal law, cultural pluralism, and gendered citizenship in India
Statement of responsibility
Narendra Subramanian
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Language
eng
Summary
The distinct personal laws that govern the major religious groups are a major aspect of Indian multiculturalism and secularism, and support specific gendered rights in family life. Nation and Family is the most comprehensive study to date of the public discourses, processes of social mobilization, legislation and case law that formed India's three major personal law systems, which govern Hindus, Muslims, and Christians. It for the first time systematically compares Indian experiences to those in a wide range of other countries that inherited personal laws specific to religious group, sect, or ethnic group. The book shows why India's postcolonial policy-makers changed the personal laws they inherited less than the rulers of Turkey and Tunisia, but far more than those of Algeria, Syria and Lebanon, and increased women's rights for the most part, contrary to the trend in Pakistan, Iran, Sudan and Nigeria since the 1970s. Subramanian demonstrates that discourses of community and features of state-society relations shape the course of personal law. Ruling elites' discourses about the nation, its cultural groups and its traditions interact with the state-society relations that regimes inherit and the projects of regimes to change their relations with society. These interactions influence the pattern of multiculturalism, the place of religion in public policy and public life, and the forms of regulation of family life. The book shows how the greater engagement of political elites with initiatives among the Hindu majority and the predominant place they gave Hindu motifs in discourses about the nation shaped Indian multiculturalism and secularism, contrary to current understandings. In exploring the significant role of communitarian discourses in shaping state-society relations and public policy, it takes "state-in-society" approaches to comparative politics, political sociology, and legal studies in new directions.--
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  • 346.5401
  • 346.5401/5
Index
index present
LC call number
KNS540
LC item number
.S83 2014eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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Nation and family : personal law, cultural pluralism, and gendered citizenship in India, Narendra Subramanian
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 321-360) and index
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online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Indian personal law : toward a comparative theoretical perspective -- Nationalism, recognition, and family formation -- Official nationalism, multiculturalism, and majoritarian citizen making : the formation of the postcolonial policy frame -- Recasting the normative national family : changes in Hindu law and commonly applicable matrimonial laws since the 1960s -- Minority accommodation, cultural mobilization, and legal practice : the experiences of Muslim law and Christian law -- Nationalism, multiculturalism, and personal law
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ocn875097688
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1 online resource (xvii, 377 pages)
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online
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9780804790901
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computer
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rdamedia
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remote
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  • (OCoLC)875097688
  • pebcs0804790906

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