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Medieval Hindu Law: A Study of Post-Smrti Changes in Hindu Law

Ashutosh Dayal Mathur


This book seeks to study the changes which took place in the field of Hindu law as it evolved between the eighth and the fourteenth centuries and as reflected in selected Sanskrit texts written during this period. It also tries to explore the reasons which brought about those changes. Hindu law has a history of nearly four to five millennia recorded in an astonishingly large and varied range of texts. During this long journey, it has appeared in many different manifestations and has gone through several transformations with different sources, validating factors or justifications, methodologies ... More

Keywords: Indian law, dharma, Hindu law, secularization, Sanskrit texts, vyvahāra, Vedas

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Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9780195685589
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195685589.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ashutosh Dayal Mathur, editor
University of Delhi

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1 Law and the State

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2 Marriage and Family

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3 Property, Family, and Women

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4 Law and the Economy

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5 Law and Community

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6 Criminal Law

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7 Evidence and Procedure

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