Sociology of Law

Sociology of Law

by Indra Deva
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0195672364

ISBN-13: 9780195672367

Pub. Date: 12/15/2005

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

This collection of 21 essays analyzes the relationship between legal and social systems in India, including the functioning of the legal system in tandem with other social subsystems. These subsystems include the legal profession, law and religious identity, law and disadvantaged groups in society, the societal and social roles of the judiciary in India, and the

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This collection of 21 essays analyzes the relationship between legal and social systems in India, including the functioning of the legal system in tandem with other social subsystems. These subsystems include the legal profession, law and religious identity, law and disadvantaged groups in society, the societal and social roles of the judiciary in India, and the law and aspects of social change. Section I deals with the functioning of the law during British rule and in independent India, which also includes tribal criminal justice. Section II explores the development and social organization of the legal profession. Sections III and IV examine the association of law with religion and disadvantaged groups. Section V analyses the societal role of the judiciary with respect to public interest litigation and social action. Finally, Section VI discusses law and social change through the ages in India. In examining these diverse issues, Sociology of Law brings together the writings of eminent sociologists as well as top legal thinkers and jurists.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195672367
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
12/15/2005
Series:
Oxford in India Readings in Sociology and Social Anthropology Series
Pages:
386
Product dimensions:
8.80(w) x 5.70(h) x 1.00(d)

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Table of Contents

Introduction
Section One: Functioning of the Legal System
1. Colonial Nature of the Indian Legal System, Upendra Baxi
2. Administration of Hindu Law by the British, J. Duncan M. Derrett
3. Law and the People, V.R. Krishna Iyer
4. Patterns of Criminal Justice amongst Some Tribes, Krishna Kumar
5. Law as an Instrument of Change in India, J.S. Gandhi
Section Two: The Legal Profession
6. Development of the Legal Profession in India, Samuel Schmitthener
7. Legal Profession and Society: A Study of Lawyers and their Clients, K.L. Sharma
8. Social Organization at the District Courts: Colleague Relationships among Indian Lawyers, Charles Morrison
Section Three: Law and Religious Identity
9. Religion, Law, and Secularism, Donald Eugene Smith
10. Personal Laws or a Uniform Civil Code?, John H. Mansfield
11. The Personal Law Question and Hindu Nationalism, Dieter Conrad
12. The Shah Bano Case: Some Political Implications, Kavita R. Khory
Section Four: Law and the Disadvantaged Groups
13. Pursuing Equality in the Land of Hierarchy, Marc Galanter
14. Jusprudential Foundation of Reservations, M.P. Singh
15. Mandal Revisited, Ram Jethmalani
16. Empowerment of Women: Legal Strategies, S.P. Sathe
Section Five: Societal Role of Judiciary
17. Towards an Indian Jurisprudence of Social Action and Public Interest Litigation, V.R. Krishna Iyer
18. Public Interest Litigation, Mahabaleshwar N. Morje
Section Six: Law and Social Change
19. Growth of Traditional Legal System: The Perspective of Change through the Ages, Indra Deva and Shrirama
20. Law and Social Change in India, Yogendra Singh
21. Constitutions and Revolutions, Peter G. Sack
Contributors
Index

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