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Religion, Law & Society Across the Globe: Musings of a Seeker After Truth

Tahir Mahmood (Author)

The volume provides discussions of varied issues of constitutional and socio-legal significance. It views the place of religion in political and legal systems of India and other countries, legal parameters of religious freedoms, rights and problems of minorities, the legal status and rights of women, communal harmony and peaceful existence, Islamic law and resolution of religious disputes by the courts. With reference to the situation in India and concepts of state, security, religion and religious freedom as prevalent and practised in the USA, Vietnam, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Nepal, the Middle East and India, it delves into the religious traditions, social customs and cultural aspects of communities and societies. It examines diverse subjects like the law and the reality vis-à-vis caring for the elderly, law and judiciary in Ghalib’s poetry, and vital contemporary issues like the Palestine tragedy, terrorism ad counter-terrorism and the situation in Kashmir.

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About the author

Tahir Mahmood

Tahir Mahmood received his legal education at Lucknow, Aligharh Muslim University and later at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies at London. He is well known for his specialised academic and research work in law and Religion, Islamic Law and the Legal System of Muslim Countries andvarious personal laws of India. He has been teaching the Dean of the Faculty of Law at Delhi University. In 1980 he set up a Department of Law which has now been raised to the Centre for Advanced Socio - Lega Studies. He is also one of the founders of the Faculty of Law established in 1989 at Jamia Millia Islamia .Now he a senior Professor of Laws at the University of Delhi.On deputation to the Government of India where he held the prestigious position of Chairman of the National Commission for Minorities. Professor Mehmood has widely travelled in all parts of the Globe and has been closely associated with the top academic bodies of the world including the International Society of Family Law set up in 1975 in Germany and the Organisation of Islamic Conference Islamic Fiqh Academy Jeddah .He has also been opted on the Editorial Advisory Board of the Jeddah based Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs .Author of many well known books, Mahmood is also Founder Editor of of two well established periodicals-the Islamic and Comparative Law Review and the Religion and Law Review.published from the IOS. A specialist in religion based and religion related laws, Mahmood has been writing on these subjects since 1972.

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Title Religion, Law & Society Across the Globe: Musings of a Seeker After Truth
Author Tahir Mahmood
Format Hardcover
Date published: 13.07.2013
Edition 1st.ed.
Language: English
isbn 9789350353141
length xi+518p., 25cm.