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Child Marriage

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/9780195699210.003.0009
Child Marriage

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This chapter discusses the extent of child marriage practices in Vedic and classical Hindu traditions and concentrates on early marriages as a socio-legal problem. It discusses important evidence about how the problem may have gone up during medieval times and even under the British rule. The chapter also shows that since the practice of child marriage has declined today, it could be said that child marriages no longer constitute a grave problem.

Keywords: child marriage; Vedic traditions; classical Hindu traditions; early marriages; evidence

Chapter.  27078 words. 

Subjects: Family Law

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