Jimutavahana's Dayabhaga: The Hindu Law of Inheritance in Bengal

Jimutavahana's Dayabhaga: The Hindu Law of Inheritance in Bengal

by Ludo Rocher, Jimutavahana
     
 

This is a translation of a 12th-century Sanskrit legal text, with the original text. The Dayabhaga was one of the most important texts in the history of Indian law. The text, fairly late and inspiring little attention, is important because the British elevated it to such prominence in their new colony in the early 19th century. It was known as the authority on

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This is a translation of a 12th-century Sanskrit legal text, with the original text. The Dayabhaga was one of the most important texts in the history of Indian law. The text, fairly late and inspiring little attention, is important because the British elevated it to such prominence in their new colony in the early 19th century. It was known as the authority on inheritance and significant aspects of family law for the eastern Indian region. The case law and scholarship that surround this text have shaped Indian personal law right up to the present day.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195138177
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
02/28/2002
Series:
South Asia Research Series
Pages:
440
Product dimensions:
9.40(w) x 6.30(h) x 1.30(d)

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