Law and Society in Modern India

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Though "modern Indian law" is actually of Western origin, Galanter here contends that independent India has accepted this mid-twentieth century legal system intellectually and institutionally. His thirteen articles, covering a wide range of issues in Indian society, explore the operation of modern Indian law, and explicate the ways in which a complex body of formal law accommodates and adjusts itself to local conditions to which it is alien.

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Marc Galanter, Evjue-Boscom Professor of Law, University of Wisconsin, Madison.

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"Mr. Galanter is well known in legal circles for espousing unorthodox views and backing them with empirical research."--Wall Street Journal


"Galanter's writings are today widely debated in law and policy circles, his work is of particular relevance to sociologists because his primary interest is in what he calls the 'radiating effects of law.'"--Contemporary Sociology


"Professor Galanter's magisterial command of Indian legal traditions and his splendid command of the social sciences make him one of the most interesting legal scholars writing today. We now have, under one cover, his thoughtful essays, written over a twenty year period, assessing the articulation of Indian law with Indian society. Both the legal and the sociological traditions are richer in consequence."--Susanne Hoeber Rudolph, University of Chicago


"This thoughtful book exemplifies the remarkable combination of attributes characteristic of Marc Galanter's writing about India: sound scholarship; sensitivity to the broad cultural and economic contexts of Indian law and jurisprudence; and a clarity of style that makes reading him a pleasure. Rajeev Dhavan's Introduction is stimulating."--Granville Austin


"A valuable sourcebook on the history and current structure of the Indian legal system....The book offers the opportunity to share in Galanter's intellectual odyssey, telescoping a professional lifetime of discovery"--Law & Social Inquiry


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