‘Signs of churning’: Muslim Personal Law and public contestation in twenty-first century India*

  title={‘Signs of churning’: Muslim Personal Law and public contestation in twenty-first century India*},
  author={Justin Jones},
  journal={Modern Asian Studies},
  pages={175 - 200}
  • Justin Jones
  • Published 15 December 2009
  • Political Science
  • Modern Asian Studies
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