A Digest of Hindu Law, on Contracts and Successions: With a Commentary by Jagann?tha Tercapanch?nana

A Digest of Hindu Law, on Contracts and Successions: With a Commentary by Jagann?tha Tercapanch?nana

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Overview

An honorary professor of Sanskrit and Hindu law at Fort William College in Calcutta, and a key figure in the foundation of the Royal Asiatic Society, Henry Thomas Colebrooke (1765-1837) became Britain's foremost orientalist during the early nineteenth century. Taking up the reins of Sanskrit scholarship following the death of Sir William Jones (1746-94), Colebrooke made several substantial contributions to Indic study. Through seminal publications such as a grammar of Sanskrit and an extended article on the Vedas, he provided unprecedented access to one of the world's oldest languages and some of its oldest texts. Published in 1801, this three-volume translation of Brahman law was based on a Sanskrit compilation prepared by a pandit, Jagannatha Tercapanchanana, whose learned commentary is also featured in the work. Volume 3 continues with inheritance law, covering adoption (of sons) and bequeathal rights relating to daughters.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781108056267
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 01/25/2013
Series: Cambridge Library Collection - Perspectives from the Royal Asiatic Society
Pages: 556
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.22(d)

Table of Contents

5. On inheritance (cont.); Index.

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