With a New Introduction by Steve Sheppard Cowell, Herbert. Sheppard, Stephen M., Introduction. A Short Treatise on Hindu Law: as Administered in the Courts of British India. Originally published: Calcutta: Thacker, Spink & Co., 1895. xv (iii-xv new introduction), 175 pp. With a New Introduction by Steve Sheppard, William Enfield Professor of Law, University of Arkansas School of Law. Reprinted 2008 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. ISBN-13: 9781584778882; ISBN-10: 1584778881. Hardcover. New. $24.95 * Reprint of the sole edition. Cowell's book deals with the class of laws observed by members of the Hindu community in India that were recognized under British rule and incorporated into the colonial legal system. These dealt principally with family organization, land tenure and succession. A Short Treatise is founded partly on the author's Tagore Law Lectures of 1870 and 1871, and partly on lectures addressed to the students of the Inns of Court in 1893. It dates from a time when Anglo-Hindu law was a mature system that had attained its highest level of sophistication.
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