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Muslim personal law

Bilimoria, Purushottama and Sharma, Renuka 2013, Muslim personal law. In Sharma, Arvind (ed), Encyclopedia of Indian Religions, Springer, New Delhi, India, pp.2-6.

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Title Muslim personal law
Author(s) Bilimoria, Purushottama
Sharma, Renuka
Title of book Encyclopedia of Indian Religions
Editor(s) Sharma, Arvind
Publication date 2013
Chapter number 854
Total chapters 854
Start page 2
End page 6
Total pages 5
Publisher Springer
Place of Publication New Delhi, India
Keyword(s) Islamic Law
Muslim women
Family Law
Indian Constitution
Anglo-Muhammadan Law
Shah Bano Case
Rights of Muslim Women's Divorce Protection Act
Social Justice
Summary The article examines the development of the legalism of Personal Law and provisions of community rights for disparate communities in modern India, and the role of religion and communal politics in their perpetuation. The case study undertaken here is specifically the Muslim community’s Constitutionally-sanctioned Personal law (MPL). MPL has not been without criticisms both from outside and within the community, particularly in respect of gendered disadvantages that arise within the provisions safeguarding the practices, which cover marriage, divorce, alimony, inheritance, custody, succession, and so forth.
ISBN 9789400719880
Language eng
Field of Research 180113 Family Law
200202 Asian Cultural Studies
220105 Legal Ethics
Socio Economic Objective 940106 Citizenship and National Identity
HERDC Research category B1.1 Book chapter
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