Book Chapter

Muslim Personal Law

Purushottama Bilimoria, Renuka Sharma

Islam, Judaism, and Zoroastrianism | Springer Netherlands | Published : 2018

Abstract

The world's oft-described largest democratic, secular and pluralist society has been plagued by a number of critical issues in the broad areas of justice and equity, not least on the communal front where tensions between disparate communities rake dangerously high. This challenge to the stability of the Indian society and its basically egalitarian aspirations, are marked by a number of deeper, structural formations that have arguably a longer history and antecedent causality than acknowledged in some circles, populist and academic alike. One area in which community issues is rather controversially marked concerns what is generally known as "personal law". Until the Shah Bano case erupted..

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