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Tribal Law and Justice Hardcover – 2013


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This book seeks to explain the principles of tribal law which Santals of the Santal Parganas accept as defining their civil rights and duties. These principles cover a wide range of subjects such as the rights of Santal men and women, the law of marriage and divorce, the claims which arise at the crises of birth, sickness and death. Moreover, the tribe as a whole is also an important subject for law and, besides explaining the rights of the village community, it describes in detail the functions of the tribal courts and the duties of village officials as well as the trial of Santal suits. The influence of Hindus, Muslims and Christians on Santal laws has been analysed as well. About The Author:- W.G. Acher carried has passion for poetry and Indian art into his administrative career spread over sixteen years in the Indian Civil Service. In December 1942, he was appointed Deputy Commissioner of the Santal Parganas. Before he finally left India on premature retirement, he worked as Additional Deputy Commissioner, Mokokchung in Nagaland from November 1946 to February 1948. After 1949, Archer emerged as an eminent specialist on Indian paintings, culture and poetry, and became Keeper of the Indian Department of Victoria and Albert Museum, London. His interest in Indian folk art reflects in the publication of The Vertical Man: A Study of Primitive Indian Sculpture (1947). His another book was published on Oraon poetry, The Dove and the Leopard (1948). Contents:- Contents, Glossary 8, VOLUME ONE, CIVIL LAW IN SANTAL SOCIETY, Preface 15, Part One, 1. The Machinery of Santal Justice 21, 2. The Village Community 36, Part Two, THE RIGHTS OF SANTAL MEN, 3. The Inner and the Greater Family 42, 4. Adoption 51, 5. The Illegitimate Child 60, 6. The Stepchild 74, 7. Guardians 77, 8. Custodians 82, 9. Guests and Creditors 86, 10. Servants 89, 11. Owners of Livestock 96, 12. Hunting and Fishing 98, Part Three, THE RIGHTS OF SANTAL WOMEN, 13. The Santal View of Woman 104, 14. Unmarried

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Product details

  • Hardcover: 540 pages
  • Publisher: Isha Books (2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 8182055350
  • ISBN-13: 978-8182055353
  • Package Dimensions: 10 x 10 x 10 cm
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,53,852 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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