For holding conversation in suspicious places,
whips may be substituted for fines.
In the centre of the village an outcast person may whip such women five
in times on each side of their bodies. She may escape being whipped by paying a pana for
Unmannerly women are chastised by harsh words or corporal punishment
: ' three
strokes either with a bamboo bark, or with a rope, or with the palm of the hand may be
given on her hips. Cruelty to a husband is punishable with fine.
If on a road or in the middle of a forest, or in any other
concealed place, a woman falls into the company of any other man, or if, with a view to
enjoyment, she accompanies a suspicious or forbidden man, she shall be guilty of
But it is no offence for women to fall into the company of
actors, players, singers, fishermen, hunters, herdsmen, vintners or persons of any other
kind who usually travel with their women.'
But in all cases, except for subsistence or pilgrimage,
when a woman goes alone with a man, it is considered blameworthy and has to be redeemed by