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This thoughtful book exemplifies the remarkable combination of attributes characteristic of Marc Galanter's writing about India: sound scholarship; sensitivity to the broad cultural and economic contexts of Indian law and jurisprudence; and a clarity of style that makes reading him . .
This thoughtful book exemplifies the remarkable combination of attributes characteristic of Marc Galanter's writing about India: sound scholarship; sensitivity to the broad cultural and economic contexts of Indian law and jurisprudence; and a clarity of style that makes reading him a pleasure. Rajeev Dhavan's Introduction is stimulating.
Are you sure you want to remove Law and Society in Modern India from your list? . The attempt to use law as a path to the understanding of modern India may encounter scepticism from several quarters.
Are you sure you want to remove Law and Society in Modern India from your list? Law and Society in Modern India. Published August 19, 1993 by Oxford University Press, USA. Oxford India Paperbacks.
Law in India primarily evolved from customary practices and religious prescription to the modern well codified acts and laws based on a constitution. Though the recorded history of law starts only in the Vedic period, it is widely believed that ancient India had some sort of legal system in place even during the Bronze Age and the Indus Valley civilization.
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The "black letter law" tradition interprets law as an autonomous reality. processes constituted by modern law. Galanter (1989) can be said to belong to this view. interest groups in society ask for passage of certain laws to gain legitimacy, but in effect only to see. that they merely remain on paper so as to serve their vested interests. Baxi (1982, 1988, 1995), for. example, charges the Indian state to be a saboteurs of labour laws and identifies an agenda of. production of politics for administration of labour justice (1995). Opportunistic alliances often enter.
In Law in Culture and Society. Laura Nader, ed. Pp. 349–373. Berkeley: University of California Press. Karin Kapa- dia, ed. 142–182. Goodale, Mark 2002 Legal Ethnography in an Era of Globalization: The Arrival of Western Human Rights Discourse to Rural Bolivia. In Practic- ing Ethnography in Law: New Dialogues, Enduring Methods. June Starr and Mark Goodale, eds. 50–72. Khagram, Sanjeev, James V. Riker, and Kathryn Sikkink, eds. 2002 Restructuring World Politics: Transnational Social Move- ments, Networks, and Norms.
Though modern Indian law is actually of Western origin, Galanter here contends that independent India has . Galanter shows the various ways in which a complex body of formal law accommodates and adjusts itself to local conditions to which it is alien.
Though modern Indian law is actually of Western origin, Galanter here contends that independent India has accepted this mid-twentieth century legal system.
Modern India is also a test of two middle-ground philosophies. As an early proponent of non-alignment in international politics, India has attempted to establish a position between Western and oriented states. Over the years, its leadership in carving out a Third World posture demonstrated that there is a viable route for nations who did not want to take sides in Cold War politics, an approach which many other nations in Asia, Africa, Latin America, and the Middle East have followed and hope to sustain. India's economic policies have also broken new ground.