Religious family law and legal change in comparative perspective

Mandal, Saptarshi and Dhawan, Sachin (2016) Religious family law and legal change in comparative perspective. Jindal Global Law Review, 7 (1). pp. 1-8. ISSN 0975-2498

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The articles presented in this issue focus on the vectors of legal change in religious family laws in different jurisdictions across South Asia. The articles shed light on the routes through which legal change takes place in religious family laws; why they take place in certain circumstances; how are questions of identity and representation foregrounded or occluded in debates over religious family laws; how and why judges triggering legal change respond differently to the same problem in different jurisdictions; and how codification of religious law effects legal change, among others. We use the neutral term ‘‘change’’, rather than ‘‘transformation’’ or ‘‘reform’’ to frame these queries, since the legal phenomena that are presented below differ widely by nature and scale. The following three examples provide a glimpse of the diversity in the forms of legal change in religious family law systems across the world.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Religious family law | Religious family law systems
Subjects: Social Sciences and humanities > Arts and Humanities > Religious studies
Social Sciences and humanities > Social Sciences > Law and Legal Studies
JGU School/Centre: Jindal Global Law School
Depositing User: Mr. Syed Anas
Date Deposited: 08 Apr 2022 04:25
Last Modified: 08 Apr 2022 04:25
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