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Principles of Hindu Law: Personal Law of Hindus, Buddhists, Jains & Sikhs

Tahir Mahmood (Author)

This is a critical study of India’s family laws which are based on principles of Hindu law. Modern India’s family and succession laws are constituted by the personal laws of the Hindus. They are the personal law, largely reformed and codified, of four major religious communities of India—the Hindus, Buddhists, Jains and Sikhs. The work offers a critical study of the provision of the Hindu personal law in a historical, constitutional and human rights perspective. The book mainly covers three broad issues: matrimonial law, family rights and relations, and property and succession laws, each beginning with the text of the governing statutes followed by an understanding and evaluation of their provisions. It cites a number of cases in the last two decades by the Supreme Court of India and various high courts covering all provisions of the four Hindu law Acts of 1955-56 and registering all legislative developments and judicial verdicts in recent years.

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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 Principles of Hindu Law: Personal Law of Hindus, Buddhists, Jains & Sikhs
Author Tahir Mahmood
Format Hardcover
Date published: 04.07.2014
Edition 1st. ed.
Language: English
isbn 9789350354377
length lii+419p., 25cm.