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Vol 21 No 8 Aug/Sept 2016

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Jimutavahana's Dayabhaga

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ISBN13: 9780195138177
ISBN: 0195138171
Published: February 2003
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Format: Hardback
Price: £110.00



This is a translation of a 12th-century Sanskrit legal text, with the original text. The Dayabhaga was one of the most important texts in the history of Indian law. The text, fairly late and inspiring little attention, is important because the British elevated it to such prominence in their new colony in the early 19th century. It was known as the authority on inheritance and significant aspects of family law for the eastern Indian region. The case law and scholarship;that surround this text have shaped Indian personal law right up to the present day.

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