Sociology of law

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EditorIndra Deva

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This collection of 21 essays analyses the relationship between legal and social systems in India, including the functioning of the legal system in tandem with other social subsystems; the legal profession; law and religious identity; law and disadvantaged groups in society; the societal andsocial 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 legalprofession. 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. Inexamining these diverse issues, the reader brings together the writings of eminent sociologists as well as top legal thinkers and jurists.

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

Indra Deva was Professor Emeritus in the Department of Sociology at Pt Ravishankar Shukla University, Raipur, Chattisgarh.
Format:PaperbackDimensions:388 pages, 8.46 × 5.51 × 0.07 inPublished:October 1, 2009Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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IntroductionSection I: Functioning of the Legal System1. Upendra Baxi: Colonial Nature of the Indian Legal System2. J. Duncan M. Derrett: Administration of Hindu Law by the British3. V.R. Krishna Iyer: Law and the People4. Krishna Kumar: Patterns of Criminal Justice amongst Some Tribes5. J.S.Gandhi: Law as an Instrument of Change in IndiaSection II: The Legal Profession6. Samuel Schmitthener: Development of the Legal Profession in India7. K.L. Sharma: Legal Profession and Society: A Study of Lawyers and their Clients8. Charles Morrison: Social Organization at the District Courts: Colleague Relationships among Indian LawyersSection III: Law and Religious Identity9. Donald Eugene Smith: Religion, Law, and Secularism10. John H. Mansfield: Personal Laws or a Uniform Civil Code?11. Dieter Conrad: The Personal Law Question and Hindu Nationalism12. Kavita R. Khory: The Shah Bano Case: Some Political ImplicationsSection IV: Law and the Disadvantaged Groups13. Marc Galanter: Pursuing Equality in the Land of Hierarchy14. M.P. Singh: Jusprudential Foundation of Reservations15. Ram Jethmalani: Mandal Revisited16. S.P. Sathe: Empowerment of Women: Legal StrategiesSection V: Societal Role of Judiciary17. V.R. Krishna Iyer: Towards an Indian Jurisprudence of Social Action and Public Interest Litigation18. Mahabaleshwar N. Morje: Public Interest LitigationSection VI: Law and Social Change19. Indra Deva and Shrirama: Growth of Traditional Legal System: The Perspective of Change through the Ages20. Yogendra Singh: Law and Social Change in India21. Peter G. Sack: Constitutions and RevolutionsContributorsIndex