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Hindu Marriage Law

Menski Werner

in Hindu Law

Published in print June 2009 | ISBN: 9780195699210
Published online October 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199080298 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195699210.003.0008
Hindu Marriage Law

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This chapter discusses the Hindu marriage law. It shows that neither the Anglo-Hindu interventions, nor the modernist reforms of the 1950s in independent India, brought about any substantive change in Hindu marriage law. The chapter discusses the traditional Hindu law of marriage, which is placed within the proper conceptual framework. It also attempts to deconstruct modernist misconceptions of Hindu marriage.

Keywords: Hindu marriage law; Anglo-Hindu interventions; modernist reforms; traditional Hindu law; marriage; conceptual framework; modernist misconceptions

Chapter.  24076 words. 

Subjects: Family Law

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