The Law Relating to the Hindu Widow (Classic Reprint)

The Law Relating to the Hindu Widow (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from The Law Relating to the Hindu Widow Of the Maharawhtra school - Of the Daravida school-the judicial decisions - They have modified original Hindu law - Limitations to the proposition that Hindu law has remained unaltered for many thousands of years Stationary and progressive societies distin guished - The Hindu society has changed, though slowly - The law changes as society ohanges - Law changed by authentic interpreta tion and by judge-made law - The Hindu law changed by indirect methods - The Hindu law changed by judicial decision - Illus tration - The law of wills and testaments - The alienation of family property opposed to the provisions of Hindu law - How far modified by the Mitacshara - Jimutavahana went a step further - The testa mentary law deduced by the Courts from an erroneous view of the law of the Bengal school - The law of wills repugnant to the notions of a Hindu - Another illustration - Suits by reversioners to set aside widow's alienations - An illustration from the Mitacshara Power of the father to alienate family property - Denied in the Mitaoshara - Recognized by the Privy Council - Another illustra tion - The joint Hindu family of Bengal - Decisions of Courts have created to some extent uncertainty in Hindu law - Illustration Brother's daughter's sons are heirs or not - Another illustration of uneertainty created by judicial decision's - The value of standard works - Mischief of disregarding standard authorities The diffi culties of administering Hindu law - Partially removed by transla tions of standard works - The pundits the interpreters of law Sometimes disregarded by the Judges -natural growth of law arrested - Judicial decisions often based upon incomplete materials Present uncertain condition of Hindu law - Injurious to the interests of the community - Its remedy - By judicial decisions or by codi fication - Considerable aid to the Courts by translations of the principal Digests, and the collection of customs -a code of Hindu law is not likely to succeed at present. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical more

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  • Paperback | 504 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 26mm | 667g
  • Forgotten Books
  • English
  • 73 Illustrations; Illustrations, black and white
  • 0243271891
  • 9780243271894