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Hindu Marriage Law

Menski Werner

in Hindu Law: Beyond Tradition and Modernity

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195699210
eISBN:
9780199080298
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195699210.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Family Law

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 ... More


Hindu Law: Beyond Tradition and Modernity

Werner Menski

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195699210
eISBN:
9780199080298
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195699210.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Family Law

This book presents a study on a postmodernist analysis of classical Hindu law, which has become neglected due to the modernist assumptions about the increasing irrelevance of ‘religious’ legal ... More


Enslaved Daughters: Colonialism, Law and Women's Rights

Sudhir Chandra

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195695731
eISBN:
9780199080311
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195695731.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

This book discusses the case of Dadaji Bhikaji against Rukhmabai, his twenty-two year old wife. Dadaji filed the suit against his spouse when, after eleven years, she refused to live with him as per ... More


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