Maintenance Law

Menski Werner

in Hindu Law

Published in print June 2009 | ISBN: 9780195699210
Published online October 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199080298 | DOI:
Maintenance Law

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This chapter discusses the maintenance law, which is considered critically important for Hindu women and children. It examines the wide field of traditional Hindu laws on maintenance for divorced or abandoned wives, in order to learn to what extent Hindu women were effectively protected within the traditional framework. The chapter also discusses the traditional protective framework and the maintenance law in modern India.

Keywords: maintenance law; traditional framework; modern India; traditional Hindu laws

Chapter.  30350 words. 

Subjects: Family Law

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