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Title: Practice of caste and the complexity of constitutional democracy
Authors: Mahanand, Jadumani
Keywords: Caste atrocities
Constitution and Democracy
Hindu law
Prevention of Atrocities Act
Issue Date: 8-May-2021
Publisher: Economic & Political Weekly
Citation: Mahanand, J. (May 8 2021). Practice of caste and the complexity of constitutional democracy. Review of book titled "Dynamics of Caste and Law: Dalits, Oppression and Constitutional Democracy in India" by Dag-Erik Berg. In Economic & Political Weekly, 56(19), 36-37.
Abstract: On the one hand, majoritarian upper-caste discourse has dominated in democratic institutions, such as Parliament, executive and judiciary, and on the other, the idea of Hindu law resounds in everyday social lives. The dynamics of law in India are contrasting in two major ways. First, the ancient law that is known as Manu’s law (Manusmriti) comprises Hindu religious codes/rules, rituals and customs that predominate the modern constitutional law. And second, the modern law is adopted by the democratic state.
URI: https://www.epw.in/journal/2021/19/book-reviews/practice-caste-and-complexities-constitutional.html
http://hdl.handle.net/10739/4924
ISSN: 0012-9976
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