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The Joint Hindu Family: Its evolution as a legal Institution

By: Gunther-Dietz Sontheimer

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Publisher: New Delhi, India, Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers Pvt. Ltd.: 1977

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 011683

ISBN: 8121502705

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The "laying at rest" of the joint Hindu family is said to have been initiated at least from the point of law and its disappearance in society has frequently been forecast by sociologists and by public opinion. Now that the controversy between protagonists and reformers seems to have been subsided it may be the right time for re-examining without bias and prejudice an institution which has often been misunderstood and misinterpreted. The present study traces the outlines of the evolution of this institution questioning some assumptions regarding its history, nature and function. It adva... View more info

Folk Culture, Folk Religion and Oral Traditions as a Component in Maharashtrian Culture

By: Gunther-Dietz Sontheimer (Ed.)

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Publisher: New Delhi, Manohar Publishers & Distributors:

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ISBN: 8173040877

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The papers in this volume were presented at the third conference in the series "Maharashtra: Culture and Society", convened by Gunther Sontheimer at Heidelberg in June 1988. The subjects range from the early phases of human culture in Maharashtra as evidenced by archaeological findings at Daimabad and Inamgaon (Dhavlikar) to the rise of the yaksa Khanderav to the tutelary god of the Satavahanas, the rulers of the Deccan in the early years of the first millennium, A. D. (Deshpande). Recurrent themes in Indian folk-lore, such as the Traditions about cows, bulls, buffaloes, and bears are ... View more info

Essays on Religion, Literature and Law

By: Gunther-Dietz Sontheimer; Edited By Heidrun Bruckner, Anne Feldhaus, and Aditya Malik (eds.)

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Publisher: New Delhi, India, Manohar: 2004

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 016354

ISBN: 8173045216

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Printed Pages: 467. View more info