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Women In The Sacred Laws
Kulapati's Preface The Author
Foreword Prologue
The Dharma Sutras Contemporary Evidence
The Manu - Samhita The Later Law-Books
Digest On Hindu Law Espirit Des Lois
Major Sections

WOMEN IN THE SACRED LAWS PROLOGUE

When India became independent, the leaders of the nation thought it fit to re-adjust the ancient laws with the new prevailing conditions, so that they could deal adequately with the growing problems of the time. Hence the Hindu Code Bill has been drafted and is before the Indian Parliament.

Though this new Law code is not introducing anything that cannot be found in the earlier law-books, yet as we have forgotten our old laws and as custom prevailed strong through centuries and also as few are the scholars who have read the originals, the Bill is looked upon as bringing about a revolutionary change which will affect Hindu religion and Hindu ideal of life.

So strong has been the public opinion against it, that police and military aid had to be called in when the Bill was before the House! If the Bill is passed, it will only re-establish the time honored customs and laws of ancient India and show the glory of Indian culture to the world.

In the following chapters a humble attempt is made to show the status of women in law-books in different ages from the time of the earliest law givers to the ‘Commentaries and Digests.’ The inferences are based on original texts and if they show how wide and catholic have been the Laws of our country, my labour will be amply rewarded.

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Women In The Sacred Laws
About Prologue
How Dharma Came Into Existence Pg.1
How Dharma Came Into Existence Pg.2
How Dharma Came Into Existence Pg.3
How Dharma Came Into Existence Pg.4
The Meaning And Scope of Dharma Pg.1
The Meaning And Scope of Dharma Pg.2
The Period Covered By Law-Books Pg.1
The Buddhist Law Pg.1
The Buddhist Law Pg.2
Law and Religion in Hindu Culture Pg.1
Law and Religion in Hindu Culture Pg.2
You are Here! Law and Religion in Hindu Culture Pg.3

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