Sociology of Law

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"Sociology and law share a close and symbiotic relationship. Sociology deals with the study of social interactions, values, norms, and attitudes. These form the very basis of law." "While relatively under-researched within the discipline, sociology of law nevertheless constitutes a highly vibrant field. It commits to link the study of law with core sociological issues as stability, order, disorder, religion, identity, and social change." This volume is a collection of 21 essays analysing the relationship between legal and social systems in India. The book is divided into six parts which engage with various aspects of the legal system.
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Indra Deva is Professor Emeritus of Sociology at Pandit Ravishankar Shukla University in India.

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Table of Contents

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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