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Religious autonomy and the personal law system

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This thesis examines the Indian system of personal laws (‘the PLS’), under which the state applies a version of religious doctrine to the family matters of citizens whom it identifies as belonging to different religious groups. There has been a lengthy and persistent debate over the PLS, particularly in relation to its discriminatory effects upon women. However, another problem with the PLS has been little commented-upon. Supporters of the PLS emphasise its positive impact on religious fre...

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University of Oxford
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SSD
Department:
Law
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HSBC Bank Plc, Sloane Robinson Foundation, Crewe Foundation, Lincoln College
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Ahmed, F
Publication date:
2012
Type of award:
DPhil
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Doctoral
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University of Oxford
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English
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